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Colored version of my 108 pannels mosaic for the Orion Challenge

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens: Takahashi FSQ106ED

Imaging cameras: Moravian G3-8300CAlta U8300

Mount: 10micron GM2000 HPS II GM2000

Guiding telescope or lens: Takahashi FSQ106ED

Guiding camera: Atik 16IC

Software: PixInsight 1.8MaximDL 5Adobe Photoshop CS5

Filters: Ha 5nmOIII 5nmSII 5nm

Accessory: Atik EFW2 Filter Wheel

Resolution: 3293x3326

Dates: Jan. 12, 2016

Frames: 1159x600"

Integration: 193.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 2.55 days

Avg. Moon phase: 7.20% job: 916373

Locations: Observatoire personnel, Vérossaz, Valais, Switzerland


Composition formula HaNIRL:((HaR:G:B) + (SII:Ha:OIII))
10x180 seconds captured with a Canon EF Zoom 70-200 at 70 mm focal length on a CCD Moravian G2-8300 color
790 raw images of 10 minutes each
366 unbinned raw images LRGB of 5 minutes each
193h10 total exposure from 10/30/2015 to 30/12/2015
A full resolution of 23632x23866 pixels for a total of 657 MPixels
FOV 13.8° x 13.9°
50 bias + 50 dark + 50 flats for calibration in CCDStack


Takahashi FSQ106ED @f/5 530mm focal length with ONAG XT (, Apogee Alta U8300 monochrome @-30°C and Astrodon narrowband H-alpha, OIII, and SII 5nm and TrueBalance LRGB filters and Astrodon NIR filters on 10micron GM2000 HPS II

Software: MaximDL to capture - SkySurveyor to calculate mosaic tiles and to automatically move the scope to the next tile coordinate - SharpLock to keep the optical train perfectly focused - CCDStack to calibrate, register, normalize, data reject and combine - Registar and PixInsight for mosaic assembly - Photoshop CS5 and PixInsight for non-linear streching and HDR processing.



David Lindemann


Colored version of my 108 pannels mosaic for the Orion Challenge, 


        David Lindemann