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The 'Witch's Broom', 


            Andy Booth
The 'Witch's Broom'
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The 'Witch's Broom'

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Sky-Watcher 150PDS

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 450D / Digital Rebel XSi / Kiss X2

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Sky-Watcher 60/240 Guider

Guiding cameras: Celestron NexImage

Focal reducers: Sky-Watcher Coma corrector

Software: PHD guiding  ·  photoshop  ·  DeepSkyStacker  ·  APT - Astro Photography Tool

Filters: Baader Planetarium UHC_S 2"

Dates:Oct. 14, 2005

Frames: 16x360" (1h 36')

Integration: 1h 36'

Avg. Moon age: 11.44 days

Avg. Moon phase: 87.99%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 95995

RA center: 20h 45' 53"

DEC center: +30° 41' 42"

Pixel scale: 5.776 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -109.594 degrees

Field radius: 0.958 degrees

Resolution: 620x372


First attempt at this object. Pleased with result with un modded camera and the

short length of overall exposure.


Sky plot

Sky plot


The 'Witch's Broom', 


            Andy Booth