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Image of the day 03/13/2017

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    The Sword of Orion, 



    
        

            Matt Harbison
    The Sword of Orion
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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
      The Sword of Orion
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      The Sword of Orion

      Imaging telescopes or lenses: William Optics FLT 132 Triplet APO WOFLT132

      Imaging cameras: QHY 16200A

      Mounts: Astro-Physics Mach 1 GTO

      Guiding cameras: QHY-5-L-II-M QHY5-II Mono

      Focal reducers: WILLIAM OPTICS FLAT 4

      Software: PixInsight  ·  Adobe Photoshop photoshop PS  ·  Sequence Generator Pro

      Filters: Astrodon Ha 3nm  ·  Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2

      Accessory: QHY Med OAG QHYOAG-M  ·  Moonlite Crayford Focuser with motor


      Dates:Jan. 27, 2017

      Frames:Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2: 480x180" (24h) -15C bin 1x1

      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


      Astrometry.net job: 3527036

      RA center: 5h 40' 35"

      DEC center: -2° 27' 50"

      Pixel scale: 16.513 arcsec/pixel

      Orientation: 70.032 degrees

      Field radius: 4.937 degrees


      Resolution: 2048x664

      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