Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Sagittarius (Sgr)  ·  Contains:  M 23  ·  NGC 6494
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The Asteroid Vesta and M23, 



    
        

            Damien Cannane
The Asteroid Vesta and M23
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The Asteroid Vesta and M23

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The Asteroid Vesta and M23, 



    
        

            Damien Cannane
The Asteroid Vesta and M23
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The Asteroid Vesta and M23

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  ·  Astra Image  ·  Pro Digital Software Astronomy Tools Actions Set

Filters: Astronomik Deep-Sky Blue Filter  ·  Astronomik Deep-Sky Green Filter  ·  Astronomik Deep-Sky Red Filter  ·  Astronomik L3 Luminance Filter


Dates:June 14, 2018

Frames:
Astronomik Deep-Sky Blue Filter: 9x120" (18')
Astronomik Deep-Sky Green Filter: 6x120" (12')
Astronomik Deep-Sky Red Filter: 6x120" (12')
Astronomik L3 Luminance Filter: 22x120" (44')

Integration: 1h 26'

Darks: ~50

Flats: ~50

Bias: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 0.77 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.68%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2161568

RA center: 17h 57' 17"

DEC center: -19° 7' 1"

Pixel scale: 2.810 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 93.443 degrees

Field radius: 0.648 degrees


Resolution: 1389x909

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

Data source: Backyard

Description

After reading about Vesta's path near opposition in Sky and Telescope, I decided to capture the protoplanet as it passed through M23's neighborhood on June 14.

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