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M106 in H Alpha, 



    
        

            Andrew
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M106 in H Alpha

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M106 in H Alpha, 



    
        

            Andrew
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M106 in H Alpha

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Celestron RASA 8" F/2.0 Astrograph
Imaging Cameras
ZWO ASI2600MM
Mounts
iOptron CEM70
Filters
Astromik 12nm H-Alpha 2" Mounted
Accessories
Artesky 2" Filter Holder and T2 Adapter for Celestron RASA8 Astrograph · Celestron Focus Motor for Rasa
Software
PHD2 · N.I.N.A. · APP
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
ZWO 30mm f/4 Guide Scope
Guiding Cameras
ZWO 120MM Mini

Acquisition details

Dates:
April 23, 2021
Frames:
Astromik 12nm H-Alpha 2" Mounted: 23x300" (1h 55') (gain: 0.00) -10C bin 1x1
Integration:
1h 55'
Darks:
50
Flats:
100
Flat darks:
50
Avg. Moon age:
10.63 days
Avg. Moon phase:
81.85%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
8.00
Mean SQM:
18.73

RA center: 12h18m53s.50

DEC center: +47°1741.7

Pixel scale: 1.942 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -90.415 degrees (flipped)

Field radius: 1.986 degrees

More info:Open 

Resolution: 6117x4095

Locations: “Home”, Springfield, Massachusetts, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

Here's what almost 2 hours of H-alpha data with an asi2600mm pro on a RASA 8 from a bortle 8 sky and over 80% illuminated moon looks like. All that was done is a very slight crop to remove stacking artifacts and a light pollution correction in APP to remove the moon gradient. I'm surprised at the amount of detail that showed up considering that this is only in H-alpha. The only thing I would like to do is some noise reduction, which sadly APP doesn't have at this time, and to be honest, I'm too lazy at the moment to load it into another program to do it. Once I can get some RGB data with my 294mc pro, I plan to combine the images using this image as a luminance channel. That's when I'll take the time this image deserves to be picky about post processing and do all the steps properly. But I thought this one was very interesting none the less. Once I have a final image, I'll upload it as a revision. Hope you enjoy!

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M106 in H Alpha, 



    
        

            Andrew

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