Contains: M 27, Dumbbell nebula, NGC 6853, The star 14Vul
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Back in Oulu with M27

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens: Skywatcher Explorer 200PDS

Imaging camera: QHYCCD QHY9M

Mount: Skywatcher NEQ6 PRO Synscan

Guiding telescope or lens: Skywatcher 9x50 finderscope

Guiding camera: QHYCCD QHY5L-IIc

Focal reducer: Baader MPCC Mk III

Software: Pixinsight

Filters: Baader Red 2"Baader L 2''Baader Blue 2"Baader Green 2"

Accessories: QHYCCD QHY 2" Filter wheelSeletek Armadillo

Resolution: 3171x2371

Dates: Aug. 17, 2017

Baader Blue 2": 11x120" -20C bin 1x1
Baader Green 2": 11x120" -20C bin 1x1
Baader L 2'': 20x120" -20C bin 1x1
Baader Red 2": 11x120" -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 1.8 hours

Flats: ~5

Bias: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 24.81 days

Avg. Moon phase: 23.20% job: 1693307

RA center: 299.977 degrees

DEC center: 22.792 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.105 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 76.245 degrees

Field radius: 0.608 degrees

Locations: Puolivälinkangas - Oulu, Oulu, Finland


The first astronomic twilight is only a day away, so I had a go with the first image of the season. It went better than expected with only minor problems with adapter stuckage and EQMod .ini corruption. Nice to shoot with my home newton again.





Sky plot

Sky plot


Back in Oulu with M27,