Celestial hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Leo (Leo)  ·  Contains:  HD98388  ·  IC 2694  ·  IC 2745  ·  IC 2763  ·  Leo Triplet  ·  M 65  ·  M 66  ·  NGC 3623  ·  NGC 3627  ·  NGC 3628
Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
Leo Triplet with the new OS RiLa400, 



    
        

            Giovanni Paglioli
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Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
Leo Triplet with the new OS RiLa400, 



    
        

            Giovanni Paglioli
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Acquisition details

Dates:
Feb. 24, 2012
Frames:
12×600(2h)
Integration:
2h
Avg. Moon age:
2.42 days
Avg. Moon phase:
6.46%

RA center: 11h19m55s.19

DEC center: +13°1742.2

Pixel scale: 1.214 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 178.715 degrees

Field radius: 0.742 degrees

WCS transformation: thin plate spline

More info:Open 

Resolution: 3500x2672

File size: 2.0 MB

Locations: Winter Star Party, Scout Key, Florida, United States

Description

Ok, finally, after a very long time, I was able to complete the processing of new images. The first one was taken several month ago during the 2012WSP in the Florida keys. The interesting is the telescope used for the acquisition: a very new optical design called RiLa (Riccardi Large Astrograph). The system is a 16" f3.8 widefield supercorrected astrograph produced by Officina Stellare that I had the chance of test on a Paramount ME! A very short exposure was already been published in my collection as Omega Centauri. This is a longer exposure consisting of about 120min of luminance on the Leo triplet of galaxy, including M65, M66 and NGC3628. The image is presented in full res, binned 1x1 just slightly cropped. The imaging train used consisted of a FLI ML11002 ccd camera with a Luminance filter and a FLI Atlas digital focuser

Comments are welcome and thanks for Your time to watch!

Ciao da JOE

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Leo Triplet with the new OS RiLa400, 



    
        

            Giovanni Paglioli