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IC 434 / NGC 2024, 



    
        

            Tobias Artinger
IC 434 / NGC 2024
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IC 434 / NGC 2024

IC 434 / NGC 2024, 



    
        

            Tobias Artinger
IC 434 / NGC 2024
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IC 434 / NGC 2024

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Orion UK 6" Newton f 1/5

Imaging cameras: Canon 1000Da

Mounts: Skywatcher AZ EQ5 GT

Guiding cameras: ALccd5L-IIm

Software: Adobe Phosotshop CC 2018  ·  DeepSky Stacker (DSS) Deepskystacker 3.3.6

Filters: Hutech IDAS 2" LPS-P2

Accessory: Baader MPCC Mark III  ·  LACERTA OAG


Dates:Feb. 8, 2018

Frames:Hutech IDAS 2" LPS-P2: 18x180" (54') ISO1600

Integration: 54'

Flats: ~60

Bias: ~60

Avg. Moon age: 22.90 days

Avg. Moon phase: 42.07%

Temperature: -8.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1927181

RA center: 5h 40' 36"

DEC center: -2° 1' 1"

Pixel scale: 1.561 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 65.303 degrees

Field radius: 1.003 degrees


Resolution: 3861x2550

Locations: Beyenburg, Wuppertal, NRW, Germany

Description

to make it short...

The evening was to optimize guiding with PHD2 together with my new mount and working with APT's platesolving and dithering functions. After finishing my trial and error process, it worked well, but there was only left enough battery power for 18 frames, 180 seconds each.

Poor thing was, that APT somehow changed my lightplan from ISO800 to ISO1600. So I had to redo flat and dark frames.

Comments

Revisions

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    Original
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    B
  • Final
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    C

B

Description: slight rework of color balance blue/red

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C

Description: reworked red and yellow toning a bit finished for this one

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IC 434 / NGC 2024, 



    
        

            Tobias Artinger