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Contains:  IC 2087
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Taurus Dark Molecular Cloud, 


Taurus Dark Molecular Cloud

Taurus Dark Molecular Cloud

Technical card

Resolution: 4392x3402

Dates:Dec. 22, 2016Dec. 23, 2016

Baader Planetarium Baader 2" B: 13x600" bin 2x2
Baader Planetarium Baader 2" G: 13x600" bin 2x2
Baader Planetarium Baader 2" L: 17x600" bin 1x1
Baader Planetarium Baader 2" R: 13x600" bin 2x2

Integration: 9.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 23.88 days

Avg. Moon phase: 32.12% job: 1383088

RA center: 69.889 degrees

DEC center: 25.984 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.618 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 1.696 degrees

Field radius: 0.477 degrees

Locations: Caxambas Observatory, Southwest Florida, Florida, United States


This is a tough target for me. Don't know if it is the same for everyone else. This is a work in progress and I plan to add three more hours of LRGB. I took some test exposures about a month ago and threw away about two hours worth of data because I thought my mirror dewed up or something like that. When I went back and tried to image again, I received the same results and realized it was actually the target. I almost gave up the other night but went for more data and I am finally starting to see the image take shape!



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Taurus Dark Molecular Cloud,