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First colorful glimpse of M 78, 



    
        

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First colorful glimpse of M 78
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First colorful glimpse of M 78

Acquisition details

Dates:
Feb. 19, 2015
Frames:
21×108(37′ 48″)
Integration:
37′ 48″
Avg. Moon age:
0.58 days
Avg. Moon phase:
0.38%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 556545

RA center: 05h47m06s.10

DEC center: +00°0534

Orientation: 178.437 degrees

Field radius: 0.388 degrees

Resolution: 620x438

File size: 179.1 KB

Locations: La Gueule du Loup (Malonne), Namur, Namur, Belgium

Description



VERSION C : re-processed into StarTools 1.3.5. There is an issue with the contrast tools : at times it seems to create artifacts... But for the rest, it does bring out more details.

This humble picture is the result of two nights of light acquisition, both in broadband and O-III filter.

As a beginner, I made the disputable choice to try and get many DSO's in one session. On one hand, it gives me a faster sense of who is who in terms of difficulty, but here you go : not enough light on any (except so far on a descent M42). Oh well, I'm pleased to share this one : you don't see much of the extensions but it feels right at its own level...

VERSION B :pushing on iPhoto a little. Nothing much to do without more frames, and a more complete set of filters!

Depth of field : my deepest so far, down to mag. 17.95 ;

Details :

Broadband : 560 sec (8x 30sec + 2x 63 + 1x 80 + 1x 114sec)

O-III : 1705 sec (9x 190 sec)

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