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Contains:  NGC 2244, Rosette nebula, NGC 2239, The star 12Mon
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1st Astro-photo after years of eyes only, 


1st Astro-photo after years of eyes only

1st Astro-photo after years of eyes only

Technical card

Resolution: 1512x1174

Dates:Feb. 7, 2018

Optolong Clip-in UHC: 2x360" ISO1600 bin 1x1
Optolong Clip-in UHC: 2x600" ISO1600

Integration: 0.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 21.98 days

Avg. Moon phase: 51.77%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00

Mean SQM: 20.40 job: 2726852

RA center: 6h 32' 36"

DEC center: +4° 57' 46"

Pixel scale: 2.711 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 192.291 degrees

Field radius: 0.721

Locations: Home, CLAREMORE, OK, United States

Data source: Backyard


My astro-hobby consisted of using my exceptional eyesight to peer at dim fuzzies under dark skies through scopes I had built myself. Now my eyesight isn't so exceptional, my skies not so dark, and my scopes were starting to gather dust instead of photons. After several weeks of frustration and twiddling with an effort equal to building an instrument from scratch I was finally out in my backyard with an aligned scope pointing at a target of my choosing...wasting time and exposures. After about a dozen scrap shots to get the cluster I was all too familiar with centered where I thought it should be and three more blurry attempts I set BYEOS to take 2 , 360 sec exposures and went into the house to promise my wife I'd quit cussing at the night. I came back about 15 minutes later and thought I had left a web page open to a picture of the Rosetta but no that was just my second 360-second exposure looking too good to be true. I danced a little midnight jig and set BYEOS up for 10 more 600-second exposures and went back inside to piddle with the first two successful exposures in GIMP. Two of those 10-minute exposures took well before a cable snagged and spun my DLSR in the focuser. I vowed to use time tomorrow to give respect to those that give advice on proper cable management and fix some very noob cable problems. I was hooked. This AP stuff is fun!



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