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Closeup of M45, 


            Scotty Bishop
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Closeup of M45

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: TPO 8" f/8 Ritchey-Chretien Astrograph

Imaging cameras: Pentax K-3

Mounts: iOptron CEM60

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Astromania 60mm Guide Scope

Guiding cameras: MGEN II

Focal reducers: William Optics FFII

Software: Adobe Phosotshop CS6  ·  Luc Coiffier's DSS 4.1.0 64 bit  ·  Noel Carbonni AstroFlat Pro

Dates:Dec. 17, 2018

Frames: 30x180" ISO800

Integration: 1.5 hours

Flats: ~10

Bias: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 9.26 days

Avg. Moon phase: 69.46%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00 job: 2438947

RA center: 3h 45' 47"

DEC center: +24° 12' 59"

Pixel scale: 0.624 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -94.234 degrees

Field radius: 0.556 degrees

Resolution: 5401x3473

Data source: Backyard


I did this while waiting for the Running Man nebula to clear the trees.



Scotty Bishop
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Closeup of M45, 


            Scotty Bishop

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