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IC 342

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens: TPO/GSO 6" f/6 Imaging Newtonian

Imaging camera: Canon 1100D

Mount: Sky-Watcher EQ-6 Pro

Guiding telescope or lens: ORION Mini guide 50mm

Guiding camera: ORION SSAG

Software: PHD2.6.4dev7GIMP 2.9.8Backyard EOS 3.1.16Nebulosity 3.3.3Startools

Accessory: Baader MPCC

Resolution: 1250x850

Dates: Feb. 12, 2018

Frames: 120x100" ISO800

Integration: 3.3 hours

Darks: ~16

Flats: ~50

Bias: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 26.46 days

Avg. Moon phase: 10.28%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 6.00 job: 1927615

RA center: 56.652 degrees

DEC center: 68.094 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.819 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 6.898 degrees

Field radius: 0.592 degrees

Locations: Home Observatory, Commack, NY, United States


This is likely the last image I will be shooting from my current home base. Within the next 2 or 3 months, I will be moving to a new home in upstate South Carolina, with significantly darker skies.



George Simon

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