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NGC-7380 Wizard Nebula HA early process, 


            Wes Chilton
NGC-7380 Wizard Nebula HA early process

NGC-7380 Wizard Nebula HA early process

Technical card

Resolution: 3475x4619

Dates:Sept. 21, 2018

Frames:Astrodon Hydrogen Alpha 5nm 31mm: 147x240" (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 9.8 hours

Darks: ~15

Flats: ~30

Flat darks: ~15

Avg. Moon age: 11.43 days

Avg. Moon phase: 87.92%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 8.00

Mean SQM: 16.83

Mean FWHM: 2.02

Temperature: 17.22 job: 2268160

RA center: 341.880 degrees

DEC center: 58.126 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.472 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.262 degrees

Field radius: 1.182 degrees

Locations: Home Observatory, La Crescenta, California, United States

Data source: Backyard


I shot some preliminary unguided Ha data on the Wizard... pretty noisy and the stars are a bit bloated due to severe atmospheric haze and moisture, sky glow and a 89% full Moon.

I need to either shoot a lot more subs or shoot this from darker skies to increase the signal to noise ratio.



Wes Chilton
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NGC-7380 Wizard Nebula HA early process, 


            Wes Chilton