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M45 in RGB, 


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M45 in RGB
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M45 in RGB

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: William Optics RedCat 51 Petzval APO

Imaging cameras: QHYCCD QHY11

Mounts: Celstron Advance VX

Accessory: Orion 50mm Deluxe Guidescope

Dates:Dec. 29, 2019

Frames: 60x120"

Integration: 2.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 3.17 days

Avg. Moon phase: 10.95%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3150303

RA center: 3h 46' 31"

DEC center: +24° 3' 28"

Pixel scale: 7.479 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 352.807 degrees

Field radius: 4.045 degrees

Resolution: 3240x2160

Data source: Backyard


Quick M45 before the clouds rolled in.

WO Redcat51 with a QHY11. Small scope and camera with a giant sensor.

Imaged cropped 30%

21 Subs RGB, 120 seconds each. No Luminance.

Used Synthetic Flats : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gdkv7h4Pwkg

Flats would have really improved this image.



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M45 in RGB, 


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