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


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 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


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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An unsharp M78,