Contains: Eskimo nebula, NGC 2392
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NGC 2392 Eskimo Nebula - Lucky Imaging Try

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens: TS-Optics 8" Ritchey-Chrétien Pro

Imaging camera: ZWO ASI178MC

Mount: Sky-Watcher EQ6-R

Guiding telescope or lens: Sky-Watcher AC 80/400 StarTravel

Guiding camera: ZWO ASI120MM-S

Software: GIMPRobin Glover SharpCapEmil Kraaikamp AutoStakkert!

Filter: Omegon Pro UHC

Accessory: Lacerta LED Flatfield-Box

Resolution: 1137x736

Dates: Feb. 13, 2018

Frames: Omegon Pro UHC: 2374x3" (gain: 192.00) bin 2x2

Integration: 2.0 hours

Darks: ~400

Flats: ~20

Flat darks: ~20

Avg. Moon age: 27.36 days

Avg. Moon phase: 5.25%

Temperature: 6.00 job: 1963365

RA center: 112.295 degrees

DEC center: 20.912 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.617 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 252.476 degrees

Field radius: 0.116 degrees

Locations: Backyard, Vechelde, Niedersachsen, Germany


My first try in lucky imaging, i took about 2500 subs. Autoguiding went wrong, the alignment process was a torture. The result is not good, but i am impressed how much information you gather with lucky imaging. I will give this principle another try someday.




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NGC 2392 Eskimo Nebula - Lucky Imaging Try,