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Contains:  NGC 4039, Antennae, NGC 4038
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Meca´s Triplet, 


            Oscar Meca
Meca´s Triplet

Meca´s Triplet

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses:TS APO triplet 80mm/480mm9x50 mod finder

Guiding telescope or lens:9x50 mod finder

Guiding camera:QHY5LII Mono

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

Software:Pisinsight 1.8DSS 3.34

Filter:Celestron UHC/LPR 1.25"

Resolution: 4200x1080

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 job: 1844658

RA center: 181.005 degrees

DEC center: -17.961 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.761 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 59.822 degrees

Field radius: 1.663 degrees

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.

Hope you like ;)



Oscar Meca
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Sky plot

Sky plot


Meca´s Triplet, 


            Oscar Meca