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Image of the day 09/02/2022

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    First Tarantula of the season - SHO over many mornings, 



    
        

            robonrome
    First Tarantula of the season - SHO over many mornings
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    First Tarantula of the season - SHO over many mornings

    Image of the day 09/02/2022

    Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
      First Tarantula of the season - SHO over many mornings, 



    
        

            robonrome
      First Tarantula of the season - SHO over many mornings
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      First Tarantula of the season - SHO over many mornings

      Acquisition details

      Dates:
      Aug. 15, 2022
      Frames:
      264×300(22h)
      Integration:
      22h
      Avg. Moon age:
      18.55 days
      Avg. Moon phase:
      84.67%

      Basic astrometry details

      Astrometry.net job: 6194547

      RA center: 05h39m12s.2

      DEC center: -69°1756

      Pixel scale: 0.969 arcsec/pixel

      Orientation: 1.474 degrees

      Field radius: 0.956 degrees

      Resolution: 5829x4054

      File size: 8.4 MB

      Locations: Backyard, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

      Data source: Backyard

      Description

      Rising around 3am to a height I can start to image I gathered SHO data on this over a two week period on at least 8 nights. 

      It's right in the light dome of a major city (Bortle 7 here) so my antlia filters 3nm are working hard. Was hoping to get some RGB stars to finish off but due to technical issues it was not to be.

      Stacked in APP and combined both in APP and Startools and then blended and processed as starless in PS and reintroducing stars at the end.

      I'm rigging up my new Meade 12in ACF for imaging now, and expect that will keep me busy for a while, but may return and try a deeper version of the same framing again with my APM130 apo when it's more an all nighter and getting out of the horizon murk late in the season.

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      First Tarantula of the season - SHO over many mornings, 



    
        

            robonrome

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