Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Camelopardalis (Cam)  ·  Contains:  NGC 2146
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Ngc 2146 LhaRGB

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Astro-Tech AT10RCCF

Imaging cameras: QSI 640 wsg-8

Mounts: AP900GTO

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Astro-Tech AT10RCCF

Guiding cameras: starlight Xpress lodestar

Software: Maxim DL5  ·  photoshop cs5  ·  FocusMax  ·  bf-astro Excalibrator  ·  CCD Commander  ·  Foster systems Roof controller  ·  ccdstack 2.0

Filters: Astrodon LRGB CCD Imaging Filters (I-Series)  ·  Astrodon H-alpha 5nm

Dates:Sept. 23, 2015

Frames: 112x600"

Integration: 18.7 hours

Avg. Moon age: 9.55 days

Avg. Moon phase: 72.21%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 824808

RA center: 6h 18' 37"

DEC center: +78° 21' 7"

Pixel scale: 0.764 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 89.034 degrees

Field radius: 0.280 degrees

Resolution: 620x530

Locations: Home Observatory, Glenwood, Maryland, United States


Ngc 2146 in Camelopardalis. This one is way north at Dec 78.21. Classified as a barred spiral - it was distorted by a gravitational encounter a little less than a billion years ago. It is also considered a Starburst galaxy. 70 mly distant, 80,000 ly across. Lots of Ha present in the core area.

My jpgs were not showing correctly in chrome, so I had to redo with "save for web device" in PS.
Image b HA
Image C took some more green out

Lum = 64 x 600 1x1
Ha = 9 x 1200 1x1
R G B = 20 x 300 each binned 2x2


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