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Contains:  M 37, M37, NGC 2099
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M37 experiment with D810A, 


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M37 experiment with D810A

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses:Skywatcher Explorer 200PDS

Mounts:Skywatcher NEQ6 PRO Synscan

Guiding telescopes or lenses:Skywatcher 9x50 finderscope

Guiding cameras:QHYCCD QHY5L-IIc

Focal reducers:Baader MPCC Mk III


Accessory:Seletek Armadillo

Dates:March 20, 2018

11x180" ISO640 bin 1x1
10x300" ISO640 bin 1x1

Integration: 1.4 hours

Flats: ~10

Bias: ~40

Avg. Moon age: 2.99 days

Avg. Moon phase: 9.76% job: 1977960

RA center: 5h 52' 48"

DEC center: +32° 26' 11"

Pixel scale: 0.988 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 9.160 degrees

Field radius: 1.148 degrees

Resolution: 7028x4544

Locations: Puolivälinkangas - Oulu, Oulu, Finland

Data source: Backyard


Since I'm frustrated with my problems with QHY9, I decided to give the dsrl a spin with deep sky. After getting the correct distance to sensor with MPCC, it was surprisingly easy. I used a low ISO of 640, long exposures and shot the flats with the histogram fairly far on the right. This to prevent Nikon's shenanigans of clipping the black. Seemed to work ok.



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M37 experiment with D810A,