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Sharpless 308 in Canis Major, 


            Scott Tucker
Sharpless 308 in Canis Major
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Sharpless 308 in Canis Major

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Dates:Feb. 24, 2019

IDAS NB1 Nebula Booster: 30x300" (gain: 120.00) -25C bin 1x1
Optolong OIII 6.5nm 2": 77x120" -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 5.1 hours

Avg. Moon age: 20.16 days

Avg. Moon phase: 70.50%

Basic astrometry details job: 2546586

RA center: 6h 54' 21"

DEC center: -23° 55' 30"

Pixel scale: 2.437 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 91.959 degrees

Field radius: 0.717 degrees

Resolution: 1600x1390

Locations: Backyard, Tucson, AZ, United States

Data source: Backyard


Dual imaging setup: HyperStar C9.25" f/2.2 and Atik 490 mono with OIII filter for luminance, and Esprit 100 f/4.3 with ASI294 for color data, mounted side-by-side on a CGX mount. Taken from my backyard north of Tucson, aimed low back over the city. SQM was 19.6 toward the object. I was surprised how well this came out, though it could use more than 5 hours of exposure time.



Scott Tucker
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Sharpless 308 in Canis Major, 


            Scott Tucker