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IC 1396, closeup in HA, 


            Wes Chilton
IC 1396, closeup in HA

IC 1396, closeup in HA

Technical card

Resolution: 4159x2738

Dates:July 20, 2017

Frames:Astrodon Hydrogen Alpha 5nm 31mm: 5x1800" -16C bin 1x1

Integration: 2.5 hours

Flats: ~20

Bias: ~100

Avg. Moon age: 26.19 days

Avg. Moon phase: 12.11%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 7.00

Mean SQM: 13.20

Mean FWHM: 3.34

Temperature: 21.80 job: 1661836

RA center: 324.337 degrees

DEC center: 57.722 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.201 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -32.396 degrees

Field radius: 0.831 degrees

Locations: Home Observatory, La Crescenta, California, United States

Data source: Backyard


I'm testing a friend's QSI-6120 with my FSQ-106 just to experiment. Its a pretty nice camera, but man its tiny compared with my QSI 683... but the smaller pixels are nice and its very clean.

This is just the start of the project, the paltry 5 subs I gathered last night... I had to throw out another 4 due to focus and guiding issues. I'm hoping to gather more data tonight, But the fun part of this is I used no darks. Only flats and bias. Its not as clean as it could be, but it was an interesting experiment.



Wes Chilton
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IC 1396, closeup in HA, 


            Wes Chilton

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