Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Hercules (Her)  ·  Contains:  Great Cluster in Hercules  ·  M 13  ·  NGC 6205
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First LRGB - The Great Cluster in Hercules, 



    
        

            Damien Cannane
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First LRGB - The Great Cluster in Hercules

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First LRGB - The Great Cluster in Hercules, 



    
        

            Damien Cannane
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First LRGB - The Great Cluster in Hercules

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Orion ED80T CF

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI178MM-Cool

Mounts: Orion Atlas EQ-G

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion Mini 50mm Guide Scope

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI224MC

Focal reducers: StellarVue 0.8x Reducer/Flattener

Software: RC Astro GradientXTerminator  ·  Photoshop CC  ·  Deepsky Stacker Deep Sky Stacker (DSS)  ·  Registax 6.0  ·  Open PHD PHD2 Guiding  ·  Pro Digital Software Astronomy Tools Actions Set

Filters: Astronomik Blue 1.25" Type 2c  ·  Astronomik Green 1.25" Type 2c  ·  Astronomik Red 1.25" Type 2c  ·  Astronomik Luminance 1.25" Type 2c


Dates:May 25, 2018May 26, 2018

Frames:
Astronomik Blue 1.25" Type 2c: 6x300" (30') (gain: 0.00) -15C
Astronomik Green 1.25" Type 2c: 9x300" (45') (gain: 0.00) -15C
Astronomik Luminance 1.25" Type 2c: 26x300" (2h 10') (gain: 0.00) -15C
Astronomik Red 1.25" Type 2c: 7x300" (35') (gain: 0.00) -15C

Integration: 4h

Darks: ~65

Flats: ~30

Bias: ~29

Avg. Moon age: 11.31 days

Avg. Moon phase: 86.90%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2080953

RA center: 16h 41' 39"

DEC center: +36° 27' 32"

Pixel scale: 1.276 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 272.718 degrees

Field radius: 0.263 degrees


Resolution: 1051x1051

Locations: My Back Yard, Copley, OH, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

A first light of sorts...I've been using my ASI178MM-C for H-alpha solar imaging, but this is my first time using filters and a filter wheel! It was very different from using a DSLR, but I enjoyed learning it and will continue to do more of this going forward!

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