Cookie consent

AstroBin saves small pieces of text information (cookies) on your device in order to deliver better content and for statistical purposes. You can disable the usage of cookies by changing the settings of your browser. By browsing AstroBin without changing the browser settings, you grant us permission to store that information on your device.

I agree
Contains:  NGC 2071, M 78, NGC 2068, NGC 2067, NGC 2064
Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
An unsharp M78, 





    
        

            Wirrkopf
An unsharp M78

An unsharp M78

Technical card

Imaging camera:Nikon D610

Mount:Skywatcher NEQ6 Pro Goto

Guiding telescope or lens:TS Optics Guiderscope

Guiding camera:QHYCCD QHY5T

Focal reducer:TS GPU Aplanatic Newton Koma Korrektor

Software:DSS 3.3.2PHD2 Guiding

Resolution: 3628x5827

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

Astrometry.net job: 811609

RA center: 86.994 degrees

DEC center: -0.072 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.535 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -145.666 degrees

Field radius: 1.464 degrees

Description

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)!

Comments

Author

Wirrkopf
Wirrkopf
License: None (All rights reserved)
1420
Like

Sky plot

Sky plot

Histogram

An unsharp M78, 





    
        

            Wirrkopf