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IC1396 - SHO with multiple scopes and cameras, 



    
        

            Uwe Deutermann
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IC1396 - SHO with multiple scopes and cameras

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IC1396 - SHO with multiple scopes and cameras, 



    
        

            Uwe Deutermann
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IC1396 - SHO with multiple scopes and cameras

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron RASA 8"  ·  Willam Optics Zenithstar 61 APO

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI071MC-COOL  ·  ZWO ASI 1600MM Cooled Pro  ·  Altair GPCAM2 290C Colour

Mounts: Losmandy GM811G

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion 30mm Ultra Mini guide scope

Guiding cameras: Altair Astro ALTAIR HYPERCAM 183C USB3.0 COLOUR DEEPSKY IMAGING CAMERA VER 2

Software: Photoshop CS6  ·  PHD2 Guiding PHD 2.6.3  ·  Sequence Generator Pro v3.0  ·  PixInsight 1.8  ·  Irfan View  ·  Astro Photography Tool v 3.5

Filters: Astronomik CLS CCD 2"  ·  Baader SII 2" 8nm  ·  Baader f/2 High Speed Hα CCD Filter  ·  Baader f/2 High Speed OIII CCD Filter

Accessory: Celestron Focus Motor  ·  Baader Universal Filter Changer (UFC)  ·  Starizona Complete RASA 8" Filter Slider System for Select ZWO Cameras  ·  Losmandy Pole Finder  ·  Astrozap Flexi-Heat Dew Shield


Dates:Aug. 5, 2018Aug. 22, 2019

Frames:
Astronomik CLS CCD 2": 73x120" (2h 26') (gain: 90.00) -10C bin 1x1
Baader SII 2" 8nm: 11x420" (1h 17') (gain: 200.00) -10C bin 1x1
Baader f/2 High Speed Hα CCD Filter: 22x120" (44') (gain: 200.00) -10C bin 1x1
Baader f/2 High Speed OIII CCD Filter: 48x120" (1h 36') (gain: 200.00) -10C bin 1x1

Integration: 6h 3'

Darks: ~87

Flats: ~37

Bias: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 21.99 days

Avg. Moon phase: 51.70%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 6.00

Temperature: 27.50


Astrometry.net job: 2886387

RA center: 21h 38' 16"

DEC center: +57° 30' 30"

Pixel scale: 2.686 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 85.326 degrees

Field radius: 1.277 degrees


Resolution: 2756x2032

Locations: Home Backyard, Fleming Island, Florida, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

Finally there was one evening of clear skies, and I finally had the chance to work on my new Mini-scope for guiding. It actually worked out very well, if ... well ... if my mount would have been fine, which it still isn't. My declination gear is still not adjusted correctly, so that I gave up on guiding for the night, hoping that 120s exposures will not be too bad. Well, they were not great, but at least I got something out of the night, and in these times this is worth more than nothing at all!

This image is a composition of Hα and OIII images with the RASA, RGB images for stars with the Williams Z61 and the OSC ASI071, and the SII data from a year ago with the Williams Z61 as well, but using the ASI1600 for it. PI is just magnificent to combine all those images with an ease. Stranet++ for the starless image of course as well, this works fantastic!

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IC1396 - SHO with multiple scopes and cameras, 



    
        

            Uwe Deutermann