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IC 5146, 


IC 5146
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IC 5146

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron C11

Imaging cameras: QHYCCD QHY9M

Mounts: Skywatcher NEQ6 PRO Synscan

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher 9x50 finderscope

Guiding cameras: QHYCCD QHY5L-IIc

Focal reducers: Antares Reducer f/6.3

Software: Photoshop  ·  Pixinsight

Filters: Baader Green 2"  ·  Baader Blue 2"  ·  Baader Red 2"  ·  Baader L 2''

Accessory: QHYCCD QHY 2" Filter wheel

Dates:Oct. 6, 2014

Frames: 100x60" (1h 40')

Integration: 1h 40'

Avg. Moon age: 12.56 days

Avg. Moon phase: 94.58%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 603081

RA center: 21h53m18s

DEC center: +47°1434

Pixel scale: 0.549 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -167.515 degrees

Field radius: 0.306 degrees

Resolution: 620x482

Locations: Puolivälinkangas - Oulu, Oulu, Finland


I started this in October. After 4 failed sessions, two due to clouds and 2 due to the Chinese not testing filter wheel components below 0 degrees, I then did a lukewarm effort in bringing an image together. I was going to categorize it to the failed pics of this season, but now after combining all the data from 4 sessions I got a passable image out of it.


Sky plot

Sky plot


IC 5146,