Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Ursa Major (UMa)  ·  Contains:  NGC 3718  ·  NGC 3729
NGC 3718 - DSLR Image, 



    
        

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NGC 3718 - DSLR Image
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NGC 3718 - DSLR Image

NGC 3718 - DSLR Image, 



    
        

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NGC 3718 - DSLR Image
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NGC 3718 - DSLR Image

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Meade LX90 10" SCT

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Mounts: Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro GoTo

Guiding telescopes or lenses: TS Optics 80/320

Guiding cameras: Orion StarShoot AutoGuider Pro Mono

Software: PHD Guiding  ·  PixInsight


Frames: 55x240" (3h 40')

Integration: 3h 40'


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2207942

RA center: 11h32m33s.4

DEC center: +53°0401

Pixel scale: 0.391 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 181.878 degrees

Field radius: 0.282 degrees


Resolution: 4335x2851

Description

This is the dimmest DSO I have ever photographed. NGC 3718, about 50 million light years away from earth with a apparent magnitude of 10.6. This is also the first time I use flats and I must admit the help a lot. Will continue to do this from now on ;)

Setup:

- Meade LX90 10inch SCT

- HEQ-5 Pro mount

- Canon EOS 5dmk4

- TS-Optics 80mm guide scope

- Orion StarShoot Autoguider Pro Mono

Image Details:

- 55 x 240sec

- ISO 3200

Processing (PixInsight):

- Calibration (100 bias, 50 darks, 50 flats)

- Debayer, Superpixel

- Registration

- Drizzle, 2x, 0.8 drop shrink

- Automatic Background Extraction

- Channelmatch

- Deconvolution

- ATWT

- Background Neutralization

- Histogram Transformation

- Curves Transformation

- Denoise

Comments

Revisions

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    Original
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    B
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    C

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NGC 3718 - DSLR Image, 



    
        

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