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NGC 891, 


            Chris Pagan
NGC 891

NGC 891

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Meade 10" F10 SCT

Imaging camera:QHYCCD QHY8L OSC

Mount:Losmandy G-11 non goto

Guiding telescope or lens:Meade 10" F10 SCT

Guiding camera:QHY5IIL

Focal reducer:Celestron f/6.3 Focal Reducer

Software:Photoshop CS2Pixinsight 1.8PHD2Nebulosity v3,3


Resolution: 2218x1767

Dates:Oct. 31, 2018

Frames: 99x300"

Integration: 8.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 21.93 days

Avg. Moon phase: 52.28% job: 2393622

RA center: 35.602 degrees

DEC center: 42.364 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.031 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 205.612 degrees

Field radius: 0.406 degrees

Locations: Backyard Obsevatory, Palm Coast, Florida, United States

Data source: Backyard


I finally sat down start to finish with a Pixinsight tutorial. This software has profoundly changed the way my data is presented. I always though if I could just throw enough money at the equipment the image would appear. Not so. I have taken the equipment I have been using since my film days only upgrading the camera to a color CCD main camera and a guide camera instead of looking at an illuminated reticle and correcting by hand by pushing buttons on the hand controller. I am very satisfied with this image and look forward to many more in the future.



Chris Pagan
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NGC 891, 


            Chris Pagan