Mount: Celestron CGEM Hypertuned
Guiding telescope or lens: Orion ShortTube 80
Guiding camera: Orion StarShoot Autoguider
Focal reducer: Astro-Tech AT2FF
Integration: 13.2 hours
Flat darks: ~40
Avg. Moon age: 10.81 days
Avg. Moon phase: 8.23%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 6.00
Astrometry.net job: 1519619
RA center: 169.952 degrees
DEC center: 13.291 degrees
Pixel scale: 2.514 arcsec/pixel
Orientation: -87.182 degrees
Field radius: 0.867 degrees
Locations: My Backyard, Clovis, California, United States; Eastman Lake Recreation Area, Raymond, CA, United States
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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