Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Canes Venatici (CVn)  ·  Contains:  M 3  ·  NGC 5272
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            John Travis
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M3

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            John Travis
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M3

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Celestron 8SE
Imaging Cameras
ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool
Mounts
Celestron CGEM II
Filters
ZWO L (IR-Cutoff) Filter Optimized for ASI1600 · ZWO Blue Filter Optimized for ASI1600 · ZWO Green Filter Optimized for ASI1600 · ZWO Red Filter Optimized for ASI1600
Accessories
QHYCCD PoleMaster Polar Scope · Meade f6.3 focal reducer/field flattener
Software
PHD2 Guiding · Seqence Generator Pro · PixInsight 1.8 Ripley
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
Agenastro Agena 60mm f/4 Precision Straight-Through Finder / Guide Scope with Helical Focuser
Guiding Cameras
QHYCCD QHY 5L-II mono

Acquisition details

Dates:
April 28, 2017
Frames:
ZWO Blue Filter Optimized for ASI1600: 38x120" (1h 16') (gain: 0.00) -15°C bin 1x1
ZWO Green Filter Optimized for ASI1600: 36x120" (1h 12') (gain: 0.00) -15°C bin 1x1
ZWO L (IR-Cutoff) Filter Optimized for ASI1600: 93x60" (1h 33') (gain: 0.00) -15°C bin 1x1
ZWO Red Filter Optimized for ASI1600: 35x120" (1h 10') (gain: 0.00) -15°C bin 1x1
Integration:
5h 11'
Darks:
50
Flats:
50
Bias:
50
Avg. Moon age:
2.31 days
Avg. Moon phase:
5.92%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
6.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1567412

RA center: 13h42m10s.1

DEC center: +28°2258

Pixel scale: 0.615 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 10.430 degrees

Field radius: 0.391 degrees

Resolution: 3672x2736

Locations: Home , Huntsville, Alabama, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

First Image with my new ASI1600MM-C. Finally got some clear skies and worked out most of the new camera setup. Still have a long ways to go on the learning curve. As this is all new to me!

All frames were taken at gain 0 offset 10.

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M3, 



    
        

            John Travis