Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  NGC 1579
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NGC1579 (The Northern Trifid), 


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NGC1579 (The Northern Trifid)
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NGC1579 (The Northern Trifid)

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Vixen VMC260L

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI071MC-Cool

Mounts: Mountain Instruments MI-250

Guiding cameras: Lodestar

Focal reducers: Astro-Physics CCDT67

Software: PixInsight  ·  Interactive Astronomy Sky Roof  ·  Interactive Astronomy Sky Alert  ·  ACP Expert  ·  MaximDL

Dates:Nov. 23, 2017Nov. 24, 2017Nov. 25, 2017Dec. 8, 2017Dec. 9, 2017Dec. 10, 2017Dec. 12, 2017Dec. 20, 2017Jan. 8, 2018Jan. 9, 2018Jan. 12, 2018Jan. 13, 2018Jan. 17, 2018Jan. 20, 2018

Frames: 140x600" (gain: 0.00) -10C

Integration: 23.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 14.70 days

Avg. Moon phase: 31.22%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1911775

RA center: 4h 30' 11"

DEC center: +35° 16' 40"

Pixel scale: 1.874 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 30.948 degrees

Field radius: 0.375 degrees

Resolution: 1200x797

Locations: William J. Maloney Observatory, Pontotoc, Texas, United States


This is the first image processed from the Vixen VMC260L, not bad at all. This is a little more than 23 hours of data. :-)



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NGC1579 (The Northern Trifid), 


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