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The Leo Triplet (LRGB), 



    
        

            Scott Davis
The Leo Triplet (LRGB)
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The Leo Triplet (LRGB)

The Leo Triplet (LRGB), 



    
        

            Scott Davis
The Leo Triplet (LRGB)
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The Leo Triplet (LRGB)

Acquisition details

Dates:
March 9, 2013 ·  March 29, 2017 ·  March 31, 2017
Frames:
Astrodon 31mm L Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 139×300(11h 35′) -20°C bin 1×1
One-Shot Color: 32×180(1h 36′) ISO1600 bin 1×1
Integration:
13h 11′
Darks:
40
Flats:
40
Flat darks:
40
Bias:
40
Avg. Moon age:
10.81 days
Avg. Moon phase:
8.23%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
6.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1519619

RA center: 11h19m48s.5

DEC center: +13°1727

Pixel scale: 2.514 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -87.182 degrees

Field radius: 0.867 degrees

Resolution: 1824x1344

File size: 679.6 KB

Locations: My Backyard, Clovis, California, United States; Eastman Lake Recreation Area, Raymond, CA, United States

Description

This is my latest and most successful attempt at imaging the Leo Triplet.

The Luminance frames for this image were shot from my backyard in Clovis, California using my QSI 683wsg-8 camera and Explore Scientific 102 ED telescope. The RGB frames were actually shot in 2013 from Eastman Lake using my Canon 60D and the Orion 8" Astrograph Newtonian. I acquired really pleasing color data in 2013 so I decided to use it instead of capturing new data from my backyard.

I'm really happy with the combined result.

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The Leo Triplet (LRGB), 



    
        

            Scott Davis