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Contains:  NGC 3628

Image of the day 01/29/2018

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    Hamburger with some tail, 


            Kevin Morefield
    Hamburger with some tail

    Hamburger with some tail

    Technical card

    Imaging telescope or lens:Planewave CDK14

    Imaging camera:SBIG STX 16803

    Mount:Paramount ME II

    Guiding telescope or lens:Planewave CDK14

    Guiding camera:SBIG STX 16803

    Software:CCDWare CCDAutoPilot 5CCDWare CCDStack 2Adobe Photoship CC

    Filter:Baader 50mm H7,O8,S8 and LRGB

    Resolution: 2824x1785

    Dates:Jan. 18, 2018

    Frames: 88x600"

    Integration: 14.7 hours

    Avg. Moon age: 1.26 days

    Avg. Moon phase: 1.77% job: 1899114

    RA center: 170.143 degrees

    DEC center: 13.572 degrees

    Pixel scale: 0.728 arcsec/pixel

    Orientation: 339.986 degrees

    Field radius: 0.338 degrees

    Locations: Sierra Remote Observatory, Auberry, California, United States

    Data source: Own remote observatory

    Remote source: Sierra Remote Observatories


    Part of a Leo Triplet Mosaic I'm working on. My FOV is just too small to get all three in frame with decent composition. This is fairly tightly cropped - the sensor size is 4096x4096.

    Happy with the detail I'm getting inside the galaxy! I found that bringing down the highlights before going non-linear and then applying two different scales of un-sharp masking brought the most detail.

    14 total hours L26 R20 G26 B16, all 600 seconds. A super-luminance was used.



    Kevin Morefield

    Sky plot

    Sky plot


    Hamburger with some tail, 


            Kevin Morefield