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The Belt, 



    
        

            John Willis
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            John Willis
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The Belt

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ106ED

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool

Mounts: iOptron CEM 60

Guiding telescopes or lenses: PrimaLuceLab 60mm CompactGuide scope

Guiding cameras: QHYCCD 5L-II M

Focal reducers: Takahashi Reducer 0.60 f/3.0

Software: Seqence Generator Pro

Filters: ZWO Ha 7nm


Dates:March 13, 2019

Frames: 21x120" (42')

Integration: 42'

Avg. Moon age: 6.43 days

Avg. Moon phase: 39.98%


Astrometry.net job: 2585181

RA center: 5h 37' 23"

DEC center: -1° 19' 4"

Pixel scale: 1.223 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -106.182 degrees

Field radius: 1.962 degrees


Resolution: 9224x6957

Locations: Backyard, Plano, Texas, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

I've always wanted a deep closeup of Orion's Belt. Took this on my first totally clear night with my FSQ106, going for H-alpha because I wanted a dramatic B&W final. I'll probably come back to this next year and spend several nights on it to go even deeper.

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The Belt, 



    
        

            John Willis