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Image of the day 03/13/2017

Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
    The Sword of Orion, 



    
        

            Matt Harbison
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    The Sword of Orion

    Image of the day 03/13/2017

    Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
      The Sword of Orion, 



    
        

            Matt Harbison
      Powered byPixInsight

      The Sword of Orion

      Acquisition details

      Dates:
      Jan. 27, 2017
      Frames:
      Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2: 480×180(24h) -15°C bin 1×1
      Integration:
      24h
      Darks:
      12
      Flats:
      12
      Bias:
      12
      Avg. Moon age:
      29.02 days
      Avg. Moon phase:
      0.29%
      Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
      3.00

      RA center: 05h40m35s.1

      DEC center: -02°2756

      Pixel scale: 16.523 arcsec/pixel

      Orientation: -70.084 degrees

      Field radius: 4.937 degrees

      WCS transformation: thin plate spline

      More info:Open 

      Resolution: 2048x664

      File size: 490.5 KB

      Locations: Cloudland Canyon, Trenton, Georgia, United States; Chattanooga, Chattanooga, Tn, United States

      Data source: Traveller

      Description

      Whew, that was close...10 panel mosaic.

      Can't wait until next year! I'll finish more panels since I was working the bugs out of my system this year. My favorite part of Orion. Nice and chunky. Let's build some spaceships and GET OUT THERE PEOPLE!

      Integration per panel:

      12x3min L

      12x3min R

      12x3min G

      12x3min B

      Acquisition:

      Sequence Generator Pro - Mosaic wizard (8 panels)

      Levels and exporting in Photoshop.

      Equipment:

      132 FLT William Optics

      QHY 16200A CCD

      Astrodon LRGB Filters

      Astro-Physics Mach 1

      QHY 5L-II OAG

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      The Sword of Orion, 



    
        

            Matt Harbison