Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Hercules (Her)  ·  Contains:  M 92  ·  NGC 6329  ·  NGC 6332  ·  NGC 6341
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M92 and distant neighbours

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M92 and distant neighbours, 



    
        

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M92 and distant neighbours

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
TS-Optics 200mm/8" UNC f/5 Newtonian (carbon tube)
Imaging Cameras
ZWO ASI294MC Pro
Mounts
Sky-Watcher EQ6-R
Filters
SVBony UV/IR Cut (Round 2")
Accessories
Baader 2" MPCC Mark III
Software
Aries Productions Astro Pixel Processor · Distinct Solutions Ltd AstroPhotography Tool · Imagenomic Noiseware · Open PHD Guiding project PHD2
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
DIY Guidescope 60mm
Guiding Cameras
Datyson T7C

Acquisition details

Dates:
May 30, 2021
Frames:
SVBony UV/IR Cut (Round 2"): 204x60" (3h 24') (gain: 120.00) -10°C bin 1x1
Integration:
3h 24'
Darks:
25
Flats:
9
Flat darks:
9
Avg. Moon age:
19.32 days
Avg. Moon phase:
78.34%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
4.00
Temperature:
8.00

RA center: 17h16m02s.6

DEC center: +43°2006

Pixel scale: 0.948 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 330.353 degrees

Field radius: 0.629 degrees

Resolution: 3884x2779

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility

Description

Darkness is fading here in Germany and by calculation this was the last night of astronomical darkness for 2h.

I didn't care and decided to get out my 8" f/5 CF Newton despite the bright moon, as it hasn't had much "star time" in the last month.

Of course I struggled a bit as I don't have a fixed image train for it and the whole balancing thing as the mount normally carries a different load. So the distance to the CC and fixing it in the focuser was kind of trial-and-error, but it worked out very well (maybe another 0.5mm spacer and a little tilt correction :-)).

Imaging a globular cluster would extend my shooting time to nautical darkness was the idea behind it, but as I also like to see some galaxies in the final image, it led me to this FOV with NGC 6329 , NGC 6332 and dozens of other faint fuzzies.

Hope you like it!

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