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Messier 8 and Messier 20, 



    
        

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Messier 8 and Messier 20
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Messier 8 and Messier 20

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Explore Scientific 127mm ED APO ES 127 APO

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI071MC-Cool

Mounts: Mountain Instruments MI-250

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Explore Scientific 127mm ED APO ES 127 APO

Guiding cameras: SX Lodestar 2X Lodestar X2

Focal reducers: Explore Scientific 0.7 Reducer/Flattener ES Flattener

Software: PixInsight  ·  Interactive Astronomy Sky Roof  ·  Interactive Astronomy Sky Alert  ·  ACP Expert  ·  MaximDL


Dates:June 12, 2018June 13, 2018June 14, 2018June 15, 2018June 16, 2018July 2, 2018July 3, 2018July 4, 2018July 15, 2018July 16, 2018July 17, 2018

Frames: 87x600" (gain: 0.00) -5C

Integration: 14.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 12.11 days

Avg. Moon phase: 27.01%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2173543

RA center: 18h 3' 25"

DEC center: -23° 40' 55"

Pixel scale: 4.275 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 265.898 degrees

Field radius: 1.200 degrees


Resolution: 1680x1124

Locations: William J. Maloney Observatory, Pontotoc, Texas, United States

Data source: Own remote observatory

Description

Shot partially through the Saharan Dust! PI calibration did a good job at eliminating any ill effects of it for the few nights it bothered us.

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Messier 8 and Messier 20, 



    
        

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