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Contains:  Owl nebula, M 97, NGC 3587, M 108, NGC 3556
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A very, very special image to me..., 





    
        

            Luigi Fontana
A very, very special image to me...

A very, very special image to me...

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Orion ODK 12"

Imaging camera:Canon EOS 6D UNMOD

Mount:10Micron GM2000 QCI

Guiding telescope or lens:Vixen 60/700

Guiding camera:Lodestar

Software:Adobe PhosotshopPixinsightAstroart

Resolution: 5496x3365

Dates:Jan. 11, 2019

Frames: 44x600"

Integration: 7.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 4.85 days

Avg. Moon phase: 24.35%

Astrometry.net job: 2578291

RA center: 168.238 degrees

DEC center: 55.415 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.667 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 88.928 degrees

Field radius: 0.597 degrees

Locations: Capanne di Cosola e postazioni limitrofe, Capanne di Cosola, Appennino, al confine tra Piemonte, Emilia e Liguria, None

Data source: Traveller

Description

****** ENG: more than 30 years ago my first magazine-published deep-sky image was a 20 minutes exposure of M97 & M108 - taken with a Newton 20 cm f/6 and 3M1000 film. Whoever has ever seen that film will remember the terrible green background. My dad bought for himself a copy of that issue of "l'Astronomia" and was very proud :-) To be honest that image was not perfectly in-focus, the star tracking was far from perfect... but geeez... it was late 80s! Today I used 44 frame with a digital camera. The telescope is just a bit bigger, but the results... well, another planet. My dad now can see galaxies directly from heaven, but I'm sure he will like this shot. Ciao, papà.

SQM 21,2 - Bortle 3

******* ITA: più di 30 anni fa la mia prima immagine deep-sky pubblicata su una rivista fu una ripresa di M97 e M108 realizzata con 20 minuti di posa con un Newton da 20 cm f/6 e con la 3M1000. Chiunque abbia mai visto quella leggendaria pellicola ricorderà la mostruosa dominante verde! Mio padre comprò una copia de "l'Astronomia" per sè... ed era molto orgoglioso :-) Onestamente l'immagine non era esattamente a fuoco nè inseguita alla perfezione ma... ragazzi, eravamo a fine anni '80! Oggi ho usato un telescopio un po' più grande e una reflex digitale, ma i risultati... un altro pianeta. Papà adesso vede le galassie "in diretta", ma sono certo che anche questa foto gli piacerà. Ciao papà.

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Luigi Fontana
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A very, very special image to me..., 





    
        

            Luigi Fontana