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Antares - Rho Ophiuchi Region, 


            Stamatis Paraschakis
Antares - Rho Ophiuchi Region
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Antares - Rho Ophiuchi Region

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Samyang 135mm f/2

Imaging cameras: Canon 600D Baader Mod

Mounts: SkyWatcher HEQ5 PRO

Guiding telescopes or lenses: SkyWatcher Finder/Guider 9x50

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI120MC

Software: PHD2  ·  BackyardEOS  ·  Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight  ·  Deep Sky Stacker

Dates:June 24, 2017

Frames: 70x20" ISO800

Integration: 0.4 hours

Darks: ~30

Flats: ~60

Bias: ~120

Avg. Moon age: 0.45 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.23%

Temperature: 28.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1643733

RA center: 16h 31' 59"

DEC center: -24° 48' 57"

Pixel scale: 6.831 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -179.940 degrees

Field radius: 5.789 degrees

Resolution: 1824x1198

Locations: Sounion, Athens, Attica, Greece


Hello everybody!
I finally managed to solve (not entirely though) the sensor tilting problems i had and i think the result is quite acceptable.
The image was taken during the African heat wave that hit the Mediterranean two weeks ago (sensor's temperature was always above 36C) and with high dust and humidity percentages .
But i'm not done with this target yet, hopefully i'll gather a few hundred subs more during this month's new moon...
Thanks for looking!


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Antares - Rho Ophiuchi Region, 


            Stamatis Paraschakis

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