Contains: M 27, Dumbbell nebula, NGC 6853

Image of the day 09/06/2016

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Bi-Color Dumbbell

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens: Planewave CDK14

Imaging camera: SBIG STT 8300M

Mount: Paramount ME II

Guiding telescope or lens: Planewave CDK14

Guiding camera: SBIG STT 8300M

Filter: Astrodon 36mm 5,3,3 and LRGB

Resolution: 3358x2536

Dates: July 25, 2016

Frames: 26x1200"

Integration: 8.7 hours

Avg. Moon age: 20.58 days

Avg. Moon phase: 66.37% job: 1223904

RA center: 299.901 degrees

DEC center: 22.722 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.438 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 179.664 degrees

Field radius: 0.256 degrees

Locations: Sierra Remote Observatory, Auberry, California, United States


This was first light with the CDK14 at SRO. I did not have the STX yet and was using the 8300 so little guys only... Ha and OIII only here



Kevin Morefield

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Bi-Color Dumbbell, 


        Kevin Morefield