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M51 in Ha - first light for my new pier, 



    
        

            Goofi
M51 in Ha - first light for my new pier
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M51 in Ha - first light for my new pier

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Tele Vue NP 101

Imaging cameras: Atik One

Mounts: Orion Atlas Pro EQ Orion Atlas Pro AZ/EQ-G

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Tele Vue NP 101

Guiding cameras: Atik GP

Filters: Astrodon Ha 5mm


Dates:May 1, 2016

Frames:Astrodon Ha 5mm: 8x300" -10C bin 2x2

Integration: 0.7 hours

Avg. Moon age: 23.53 days

Avg. Moon phase: 35.47%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1059909

RA center: 13h 29' 54"

DEC center: +47° 12' 25"

Pixel scale: 3.436 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -176.386 degrees

Field radius: 0.631 degrees


Resolution: 1042x814

Locations: Howling Moon Observatory, SoCal, CA, None

Description

When you're name is Goofi, you get to do things a little differently. ;)
This is the first light for my new concrete pier. Fog was rolling in, so I did a few quick images on something easy just to test stability and basic alignment.

Polar alignment is a little off; made just a bit more difficult as I can't see Polaris from the new location (a tree is blocking it).

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M51 in Ha - first light for my new pier, 



    
        

            Goofi