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Contains:  NGC 5371, NGC 5354, NGC 5353, NGC 5350, IC 4336
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Hickson 68... for my friend Daniele!, 


            Luigi Fontana
Hickson 68... for my friend Daniele!

Hickson 68... for my friend Daniele!

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:TecnoSky APO Triplet 130/900

Imaging camera:SBIG STL-11000

Mount:10Micron GM2000 QCI

Guiding telescope or lens:Vixen 60/700

Guiding camera:Lodestar


Resolution: 3866x2326

Dates:April 22, 2017

Frames: 32x600"

Integration: 5.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 25.14 days

Avg. Moon phase: 20.31% job: 1575099

RA center: 208.871 degrees

DEC center: 40.377 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.014 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 178.806 degrees

Field radius: 1.262 degrees

Locations: Capanne di Cosola e postazioni limitrofe, Capanne di Cosola, Appennino, al confine tra Piemonte, Emilia e Liguria, None


A decent result from a complicated session.... long story. Dedicated to my good friend DANIELE, usually the lone visual observer in our group of astrophotographers! ^_^ For a really good image of this object look here:

*********** ITA
Un risultato decente da una uscita un po' complicata... lunga storia. Dedicata al mio buon amico DANIELE, di solito l'unico eorico visualista nel nostro gruppo di fotograf! ^_^ Per inciso, se volete vedere un'immagine davvero bella di questo oggetto, è qui:



Luigi Fontana
License: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike Creative Commons


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    Hickson 68... for my friend Daniele!, 


            Luigi Fontana
  • Hickson 68... for my friend Daniele!, 


            Luigi Fontana


Detail - Dettaglio

Sky plot

Sky plot


Hickson 68... for my friend Daniele!, 


            Luigi Fontana