Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Ursa Major (UMa)  ·  Contains:  M 108  ·  M 97  ·  NGC 3556  ·  NGC 3587  ·  Owl Nebula
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First attempt at The Owl Nebula (M97) and the Surfboard Galaxy (M108), 



    
        

            Gowri Visweswaran
First attempt at The Owl Nebula (M97) and the Surfboard Galaxy (M108)
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First attempt at The Owl Nebula (M97) and the Surfboard Galaxy (M108)

Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
First attempt at The Owl Nebula (M97) and the Surfboard Galaxy (M108), 



    
        

            Gowri Visweswaran
First attempt at The Owl Nebula (M97) and the Surfboard Galaxy (M108)
Powered byPixInsight

First attempt at The Owl Nebula (M97) and the Surfboard Galaxy (M108)

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FC-76DS

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI533MC-PRO ASI 533MC-PRO

Mounts: iOptron CEM40

Software: PixInsight


Dates:May 1, 2021

Frames: 125x60" (2h 5')

Integration: 2h 5'

Avg. Moon age: 19.73 days

Avg. Moon phase: 74.62%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4463027

RA center: 11h 13' 13"

DEC center: +55° 23' 34"

Pixel scale: 1.355 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 315.087 degrees

Field radius: 0.702 degrees


Resolution: 2792x2476

Data source: Backyard

Description

I got this last night from my SQM 19 (Bortle 6) backyard and was happy to get some data with the high wind, kept the exposure time short. About 2 hours of usable data.

Pixinsight processing workflow:
WBPP->PCC->DBE->HT(nonlinear)->luminance mask->curves saturation->MLT->Morphological transformation->ACDNR->HT/curves cleanup.

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First attempt at The Owl Nebula (M97) and the Surfboard Galaxy (M108), 



    
        

            Gowri Visweswaran

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