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Contains:  B175, PK111+11.1, VdB152
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VDB152 WIP, 


            Chris R White
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Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Skywatcher Esprit 80ED APO Triplet

Imaging camera:ZWO ASI 1600MC COOL

Mount:iOptron CEM25P

Guiding camera:Orion SSAG Pro Mono

Software:Lightroom CCPixInsight

Accessory:ZWO OAG

Dates:July 17, 2017

504x120" (gain: 139.00) -20C
Astrodon Ha 1.25 5nm: 61x300" (gain: 200.00)
Astrodon Luminance Tru-Balance I-Series Gen 2: 257x120"

Integration: 30.4 hours

Darks: ~50

Flats: ~50

Bias: ~250

Avg. Moon age: 22.88 days

Avg. Moon phase: 42.24% job: 1808196

RA center: 22h 12' 34"

DEC center: +70° 29' 22"

Pixel scale: 1.905 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 108.568 degrees

Field radius: 1.206 degrees

Resolution: 3677x2696


I set up a portable imaging rig this summer and for simplicity I picked up a ZWO 1600MC-Cool. This is my first image with it. I love the telescope and the mount, but I'm not sure I love the camera. For almost 13 hours of data I was expecting a cleaner result. I think if I had imaged this with my mono camera and LRGB filters it would have looked cleaner for the same amount of time. The OSC version of this camera takes very low noise subs, but I think I'll probably trade it out for another Mono version.

Anyway, this is almost 13 hours taken across three nights, but needs another 13 IMO. I had to stretch pretty aggressively and the result is fairly noisy. Hopefully clear dark skies are in my forecast and I can complete this.

Added Ha and Luminance Data.

C&C welcome.



Chris R White
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  • VDB152 WIP, 


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  • VDB152 WIP, 


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  • VDB152 WIP, 


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  • Final
    VDB152 WIP, 


            Chris R White


Description: Added Ha and Lum


Description: Dropped the Luminance Channel. This is only OSC+Ha. Worked on NR and careful stretching.

Sky plot

Sky plot


VDB152 WIP, 


            Chris R White

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