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Contains:  Crescent nebula, NGC 6888
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NGC 6888 with unmodded DSLR, 


            Scotty Bishop
NGC 6888 with unmodded DSLR

NGC 6888 with unmodded DSLR

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:TPO 8" f/8 Ritchey-Chretien Astrograph

Imaging camera:Pentax K-3

Mount:iOptron iEQ45D

Guiding telescope or lens:Astromania 60mm Guide Scope

Guiding camera:MGEN II

Focal reducer:William Optics FFII

Resolution: 5810x3715

Dates:Aug. 2, 2018

Frames: 45x240" ISO800

Integration: 3.0 hours

Flats: ~20

Bias: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 19.93 days

Avg. Moon phase: 72.71%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00 job: 2311286

RA center: 303.100 degrees

DEC center: 38.299 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.622 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 93.154 degrees

Field radius: 0.596 degrees

Data source: Backyard


I've been sitting on this data for a bit since I wasn't happy with how it turned out, but I decided to process it anyway. I'm looking at it as a before image since I will be taking this again with a modded camera next clear night after getting my K5 back from Kolari on Friday. So, here goes. Think of it as a before image and later on I'll get my after image up.



Scotty Bishop
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NGC 6888 with unmodded DSLR, 


            Scotty Bishop

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