Contains: M 41, NGC 2287
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M41 between the trees!

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens: Artisanal T150/750 in Vixen casing and slide focuser

Imaging camera: Nikon D7000

Mount: Vixen GP2

Guiding telescope or lens: Self-Made 80/320mm achromat

Guiding camera: QHYCCD QHY5L-II Color

Focal reducer: Lichtenknecker Coma Corrector

Software: photoshopDeepSkyStackerPHD2 Guiding

Filter: Baader Planetarium SkyGlow

Resolution: 4873x3171

Dates: Feb. 16, 2016

Frames: 40x120"

Integration: 1.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 8.62 days

Avg. Moon phase: 62.98% job: 983485

RA center: 101.585 degrees

DEC center: -20.700 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.338 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -136.707 degrees

Field radius: 1.080 degrees

Locations: Observatoire de Borlo, Sint-Truiden, Belgium


Imaged literally between the branches of the trees in my backyard. This southern object (-20° DEC) is very hard to capture, the visibility window is just 1h30' so I could only get 40 x 120sec.




Sky plot

Sky plot


M41 between the trees!,