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            Claus Steindl
M78
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M78

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Lacerta ED 72/432

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 7Da

Mounts: HEQ5 PRO

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher Finderscope 9x50

Focal reducers: Skywatcher 0,85x Flattener

Software: Adobe Photoshop CC  ·  Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight 1.8.6 Ripley


Dates:Dec. 3, 2016

Frames: 17x1200" ISO400

Integration: 5.7 hours

Flats: ~50

Bias: ~130

Avg. Moon age: 3.63 days

Avg. Moon phase: 14.16%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1360852

RA center: 5h 48' 11"

DEC center: +0° 37' 48"

Pixel scale: 5.932 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 91.661 degrees

Field radius: 1.985 degrees


Resolution: 1200x806

Locations: Schlagerboden, Frankenfels, Lower Austria, Austria

Data source: Traveller

Description

Preliminary result of one of my favourites.
I have to double the total exposure time with longer subs for a smoother background and to enhance the weaker parts of the nebula.

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M78, 



    
        

            Claus Steindl