Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Contains:  M 78  ·  NGC 2064  ·  NGC 2067  ·  NGC 2068  ·  NGC 2071
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An unsharp M78, 


An unsharp M78
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An unsharp M78

Technical card

Imaging cameras: Nikon D610

Mounts: Skywatcher NEQ6 Pro Goto

Guiding telescopes or lenses: TS Optics Guiderscope

Guiding cameras: QHYCCD QHY5T

Focal reducers: TS GPU Aplanatic Newton Koma Korrektor

Software: PHD2 Guiding  ·  DSS 3.3.2

Dates:Oct. 11, 2015

Frames: 55x240" ISO800

Integration: 3.7 hours

Flats: ~4

Avg. Moon age: 28.19 days

Avg. Moon phase: 2.02%

Temperature: 1.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 811609

RA center: 5h 47' 58"

DEC center: -0° 4' 19"

Pixel scale: 1.535 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -145.666 degrees

Field radius: 1.464 degrees

Resolution: 3628x5827


It was a long night! I started with the Andromeda Galaxy at 8:30pm, followed by the Pleiades at 11:15pm and then finally i tried M78 at 2:30am. Unfortunatly the temperature decreased and the focus changed (despite the pyrex mirror and the carbon tube) a bit what i didn't notice (how stupid). However, i decided to process the picture. Here is the result. I will definitely try that object again (with proper focus)!



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