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Contains:  Triangulum galaxy, M 33, NGC 598
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M33 Triangulum Galaxy - Esprit 120 First Light - ASI1600MM, 





    
        

            Rowland Archer
M33 Triangulum Galaxy - Esprit 120 First Light - ASI1600MM

M33 Triangulum Galaxy - Esprit 120 First Light - ASI1600MM

Technical card

Resolution: 4347x3235

Dates:Oct. 30, 2017

Frames:
Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 100x60" (gain: 200.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon E-Series Tru-Balance [Lum]: 500x8" (gain: 200.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon Green Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 100x60" (gain: 200.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 100x60" (gain: 200.00) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 6.1 hours

Darks: ~40

Flats: ~40

Bias: ~200

Avg. Moon age: 9.79 days

Avg. Moon phase: 74.49%

Mean SQM: 20.50

Astrometry.net job: 1803799

RA center: 23.458 degrees

DEC center: 30.653 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.912 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 278.985 degrees

Field radius: 0.686 degrees

Locations: Home Observatory, Wake Forest, NC, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

As soon as I got the Esprit 120 to focus with my NiteCrawler, I put it on the Paramount MyT and waited anxiously for the first clear night. I didn't have to wait long - only one day! I did a bit of searching through SkyTools 3's object list to find something that would nearly fill the field of view, and found M33, which I think is one of the more interesting looking galaxies as well.

I've been trying to go deeper on my images, after a bout of "cataloging," and while 6 hours is not super impressive, it was enough to get some nice details such as individual stars in the spiral arms and NGC 604.

L = 500 x 8 seconds
R, G, B = 100 x 60 seconds each

I was pleased with how well the red "knots" show in the arms, without taking any Ha frames.

C&C welcome and appreciated!

Clear skies,
Rowland

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Rowland Archer
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M33 Triangulum Galaxy - Esprit 120 First Light - ASI1600MM, 





    
        

            Rowland Archer

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