Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Ara (Ara)  ·  Contains:  NGC 6165  ·  NGC 6188  ·  NGC 6193  ·  Rim Nebula
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Enter the Dragons - NGC 6188 in HaO3S2RGB, 


            Andy 01
Enter the Dragons - NGC 6188 in HaO3S2RGB
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Enter the Dragons - NGC 6188 in HaO3S2RGB

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi TOA-130 APO Refractor

Imaging cameras: QSI 6162 monochrome

Mounts: Takahashi NJP Temma-2

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar Off Axis Guider

Focal reducers: Takahashi TOA35 x0.7 Reducer TOA Reducer

Software: Adobe Photoshop 2020  ·  Sky Safari Pro  ·  PHD2 Guiding 2.6.6 PHD2  ·  Topaz Denoise DeNoise  ·  Noel Carboni's Astro Tools for PhotoShop Noel Carboni Actions  ·  Nebulosity 4  ·  Nik Software, Inc. Nik Filters

Filters: Chroma Blue  ·  Chroma Green  ·  Chroma Red  ·  Chroma OIII 3nm O3  ·  Chroma Ha 5nm Chroma Ha  ·  Chroma SII 5nm Chroma SII

Accessory: Kendrick Standard Dual Channel Controller

Dates:April 16, 2020

Chroma Blue: 10x120"
Chroma Green: 10x120"
Chroma Ha 5nm Chroma Ha: 10x1200"
Chroma Red: 10x120"
Chroma SII 5nm Chroma SII: 6x1200"
Chroma OIII 3nm O3: 7x1200"

Integration: 8.7 hours

Avg. Moon age: 23.59 days

Avg. Moon phase: 34.90%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3426922

RA center: 16h 38' 16"

DEC center: -48° 19' 22"

Pixel scale: 1.582 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 227.834 degrees

Field radius: 1.236 degrees

Resolution: 3467x4431

Locations: Burwood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Data source: Backyard


First light image completed with the new AP rig.
I have almost slain the spacing Dragon too! Yee ha :)

Taken from my light polluted suburban backyard, under a full moon!
Full credit to Chroma for their wonderful NB filters which really work well under extreme conditions and compliment the nice clean new sensor on the fabulous new 6162 camera!

QSI 6162
Chroma 5nm & 3nm filters
TAK NJP mount
SX Lodestar Guider


Sky plot

Sky plot


Enter the Dragons - NGC 6188 in HaO3S2RGB, 


            Andy 01