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NGC6960 The Witches Broom, 


            Michael Caller

NGC6960 The Witches Broom

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron 8 SE 8SE

Imaging cameras: Cannon 800D

Mounts: EQ6 R Pro SkyWatcher

Guiding cameras: Altair Astro GP Cam2 130 mono Guide Camrea

Focal reducers: Celestron F6.3 Reducer/Corrector F6.3 Reducer/Corrector

Software: Photoshop CC 2019  ·  PhD 2  ·  APT

Accessory: Pegasus Astro Dew Heater  ·  Dew Shield Celestron  ·  Guide Scope 60mm Altair Guidescope

Dates:Nov. 2, 2018

Frames: 36x300" ISO800 bin 1x1

Integration: 3.0 hours

Darks: ~12

Flats: ~30

Bias: ~30

Avg. Moon age: 24.09 days

Avg. Moon phase: 29.97%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 2.00

Temperature: 9.00

Basic astrometry details job: 2489317

Resolution: 5729x3727

Locations: DPC, Kent, South East England, United Kingdom

Data source: Traveller


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Still working on this image , trying to bring more detail out , however I did take this image using a un-modified Cannon DSLR camera so may struggle, new ZWO 1600mm CSMOS camera on the way! can't wait.

Date: 02.11.18

Light Frames 36 x 300sec @ 800ISO
Dark Frames 12 x 300sec @ 800ISO
Flat Frames 30 x 1/80th @ 800ISO
BIAS Frames 30 x 1/4000th @ 800ISO

Cannon DLSR 800D
Celestron 8SE SCT 2000mm Focal Length
Celestron Focal Reducer f6.3 (Providing 1260mm Focal Length)
Skywatcher EQ6-R Pro (EQ Mount)
Altair 60mm Guide Scope
Altair GP130M Guide Camrea
QHY Poolmaster Camera (Polar Alighment)

Polar Alighment - Poolmaster
Guiding - PHD2
Imaging - APT Astrophotography
Stacking - DeepSkyStacker (DSS)
Processing - Photoshop CC 2019



Michael Caller
License: None (All rights reserved)


NGC6960 The Witches Broom, 


            Michael Caller