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Contains:  M 27, Dumbbell nebula, NGC 6853
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The Dumbbell, 


            Alex Roberts
The Dumbbell

Technical card

Resolution: 2221x1583

Dates:May 15, 2018

Frames: 32x235"

Integration: 2.1 hours

Avg. Moon age: 0.00 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.00% job: 2064279

RA center: 299.905 degrees

DEC center: 22.723 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.878 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 98.705 degrees

Field radius: 0.332 degrees

Locations: LAAS Dark Sky Site, Lockwood Valley, Frazier Park, California, United States

Data source: Unknown


This is another image test of the Tele Vue Paracorr Type 2 with my 10" f 3.9 Orion Newtonian. This time, I shot at 800 ISO with my Pentax K-1 to reduce noise and increase dynamic range. This is the first time I did not need to apply noise reduction to process a deep sky image. A nice surprise!



Alex Roberts
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  • The Dumbbell, 


            Alex Roberts
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    The Dumbbell, 


            Alex Roberts

Sky plot

Sky plot


The Dumbbell, 


            Alex Roberts