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The Elephant's Trunk, 



    
        

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The Elephant's Trunk

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            Matt Harbison
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The Elephant's Trunk

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Scope #1 (William Optics FLT 132 Triplet APO WOFLT132)
Imaging Cameras
383L+ (Atik 383L+ Monochrome) · QHY 16200A
Mounts
Astro-Physics 1100 GTO · Astro-Physics Mach 1 GTO
Filters
Baader SII 8nm · Baader O III 8.5nm · Astrodon Ha 3nm · Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2
Accessories
QHY Med OAG QHYOAG-M · Optec Alnitak Flip-Flat Flat Fielder · Moonlite DRO focuser&rotator Moonlite DRO Focuser & Rotator · ATIK Filter Wheel EFW2 · Moonlite Crayford Focuser with motor · William Optics Reducer 0.80 #2 · WILLIAM OPTICS FLAT 4
Software
Adobe Photoshop · PixInsight · Sequence Generator Pro
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
Willam Optics 50mm Guidescope · Scope #1 (William Optics FLT 132 Triplet APO WOFLT132)
Guiding Cameras
QHYCCD QHY5L-II M · Starlight Xpress Lodestar

Acquisition details

Dates:
Aug. 27, 2018
Frames:
43x600" (7h 10')
Integration:
7h 10'
Avg. Moon age:
15.69 days
Avg. Moon phase:
99.03%

RA center: 21h36m04s.97

DEC center: +57°3024.0

Pixel scale: 2.103 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 75.288 degrees

Field radius: 0.730 degrees

More info:Open 

Resolution: 1504x2000

Locations: Chattanooga, Chattanooga, Tn, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

HA acquired this year in the driveway over the last week on a QHY16200. Sii & Oiii acquired year before last with an ATIK 383L Mono.

A fun little experiment.

HA -43 x 600s Shot over the course of the last week during the new moon with my 16200 sensor (3nm Astrodon)

Sii- 15 x 600s Shot a few years ago on my 8300 sensor

Oiii- 19 x 600s Shot a few years ago on my 8300 sensor

LRGB- 12 x 180s (per filter) LRGB Stars from last year.

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The Elephant's Trunk, 



    
        

            Matt Harbison