NGC 6618, 


            Thava Narayanasamy

NGC 6618

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: GSO RC14A Truss

Imaging cameras: Starlight Express SXVR-H16

Mounts: Sky-Watcher EQ8

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Telescope Express TSOAGM68

Guiding cameras: Starlight Express Lodestar

Software: MaxIm DL Pro. 5.24  ·  PixInsight Ver. 1.8

Filters: IDAS LPS-P2 2"  ·  Astrodon Ha 5nm 36 mm  ·  Astrodon LRGB I-Series  ·  Astrodon OIII 5nm 36 mm

Accessory: SkyShed POD StarPOD Automation

Dates:June 7, 2015

Frames: 10x600"

Integration: 1.7 hours

Avg. Moon age: 19.82 days

Avg. Moon phase: 73.77%

Basic astrometry details job: 660255

Resolution: 1972x2004

Locations: DW Observatory, Perth, Western Australia, Australia


Here is M17 that I took last night with a total integration time of 1.9 hours. I must kick myself in the butt as I did not do any focusing right after doing a Luminance focus. So most of the unsaturated stars look a bit weird.



NGC 6618, 


            Thava Narayanasamy