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IC 434, 


            Giorgio Baj
IC 434
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IC 434

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FS-128

Imaging cameras: Alta U8300

Mounts: Losmandy G11 Gemini 4

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Sky-Watcher ED 80/600

Guiding cameras: Atik 16 IC-S

Focal reducers: Takahashi F/6.2

Software: PixInsight  ·  Maxim DL

Filters: Optec Bessell B  ·  Optec Bessell V  ·  Optec Bessell R  ·  Optec H-Alpha 8nm

Accessory: FLI DF-2 Focuser

Dates:Feb. 1, 2010Feb. 3, 2010Feb. 6, 2010Feb. 7, 2010

Optec Bessell B: 12x300" (1h) -40C bin 2x2
Optec Bessell R: 9x300" (45') -40C bin 2x2
Optec Bessell V: 10x300" (50') -40C bin 2x2
Optec H-Alpha 8nm: 27x900" (6h 45') -40C bin 1x1

Integration: 9h 20'

Avg. Moon age: 20.78 days

Avg. Moon phase: 62.16%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00

Mean FWHM: 2.52

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 110640

RA center: 05h40m39s

DEC center: -02°0719

Pixel scale: 1.454 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 92.286 degrees

Field radius: 0.799 degrees

Resolution: 620x473

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility


contiene B33

Costellazione: Orione


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IC 434, 


            Giorgio Baj