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The Pillars of Creation, 


            Matt Harbison
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The Pillars of Creation

Imaging telescopes or lenses: William Optics FLT 132 Triplet APO WOFLT132

Imaging cameras: Atik 383L+ Monochrome

Mounts: Astro-Physics Mach 1 GTO

Guiding telescopes or lenses: William Optics ZS71ED 2013

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar

Focal reducers: TSFlat 3 William Optics/TS Flat3

Software: PixInsight  ·  Adobe Photoshop photoshop PS

Filters: Baader SII 8nm  ·  Baader O III 8.5nm  ·  Baader Ha 7nm

Accessory: ATIK Filter Wheel EFW2

Dates:May 22, 2015

Frames: 30x600" (5h)

Integration: 5h

Avg. Moon age: 4.42 days

Avg. Moon phase: 20.53%

Astrometry.net job: 4040012

RA center: 18h 18' 50"

DEC center: -13° 48' 51"

Pixel scale: 4.770 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 26.094 degrees

Field radius: 0.682 degrees

Resolution: 620x822

Locations: Cloudland Canyon, Trenton, Georgia, United States; Chattanooga, Chattanooga, Tn, United States; Gee Creek, Delano, Tennessee, United States


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The Pillars of Creation, 


            Matt Harbison