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Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Contains:  Antennae, NGC 4038, NGC 4039
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Meca´s Triplet, 


            Oscar Meca
Meca´s Triplet
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Meca´s Triplet

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: TS APO triplet 80mm/480mm  ·  9x50 mod finder

Guiding telescopes or lenses: 9x50 mod finder

Guiding cameras: QHY5LII Mono

Focal reducers: TeleVue TRF-2008 0.8x Reducer/Flattener

Software: Pisinsight 1.8  ·  DSS 3.34

Filters: Celestron UHC/LPR 1.25"

Dates:April 9, 2016

Frames:Celestron UHC/LPR 1.25": 10x600" -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 1.7 hours

Darks: ~20

Flats: ~25

Bias: ~10

Avg. Moon age: 2.37 days

Avg. Moon phase: 6.23%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00

Basic astrometry details job: 1844658

RA center: 12h 4' 1"

DEC center: -17° 57' 39"

Pixel scale: 2.761 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 59.822 degrees

Field radius: 1.663 degrees

Resolution: 4200x1080

Locations: Son Univers Observatory 1.0 (Home´s rooftop), Consell, Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain


April 2016. I decided to test my new old Atik 16 HR to see its performance -quite impressive should I say here- on some representative galaxies of the cool spring nights; the whirlpool, the needle and the siamese twins. The data was short for these magnificient objects and the use of the TRF2008 reducer was a mistake, but you know what? the pleasure was immense during this particular tour, as usual, listening JM Jarre and Pinkfloyd. Terrestrial concerns faded away as long as I was literally catapulted by the music to another unknown galaxy.

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Oscar Meca
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Meca´s Triplet, 


            Oscar Meca