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Contains:  Antennae, NGC 4038, NGC 4039

Image of the day 03/29/2019

    NGC 4038 Antennae Galaxies, 


            Jonathan FERTIL
    NGC 4038 Antennae Galaxies
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    NGC 4038 Antennae Galaxies

    Technical card

    Imaging telescopes or lenses:Skywatcher Quattro 10CF

    Imaging cameras:ATIK 460ex Mono

    Mounts:SkyWatcher AZ-EQ6 GT

    Guiding telescopes or lenses:Skywatcher Quattro 10CF

    Guiding cameras:ZWO ASI178MM

    Focal reducers:Skywatcher F/4 coma corrector GPU

    Software:PixInsight 1.8 RipleyPhotoshop CC

    Filters:Baader L RGB BaaderBaader Ha 7nm 1.25" Baader

    Dates:March 1, 2019

    Baader L RGB Baader: 550x120" -10C bin 1x1
    Baader Ha 7nm 1.25" Baader: 50x300" -15C bin 1x1

    Integration: 22.5 hours

    Darks: ~100

    Flats: ~15

    Bias: ~1001

    Avg. Moon age: 24.92 days

    Avg. Moon phase: 22.19%

    Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 1.00

    Mean SQM: 22.00

    Mean FWHM: 2.00

    Temperature: 15.00

    Basic astrometry details job: 2588338

    RA center: 12h 1' 54"

    DEC center: -18° 51' 57"

    Pixel scale: 0.468 arcsec/pixel

    Orientation: 264.554 degrees

    Field radius: 0.434 degrees

    Resolution: 5212x4186

    Locations: Obstech (El Sauce Observatory), Rio Hurtado, Chile

    Data source: Backyard


    L: 400x120s Drizzlex2
    RGB: 50x120sx3
    HA: 50x300s

    This image is made from a commercial observatory (Obstech) where I work and life, however I take advantage of the very good seeing and make my images for personally fun. my telescope is 5m from me among 25 others.



    Jonathan FERTIL
    License: Attribution-NonCommercial Creative Commons

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    NGC 4038 Antennae Galaxies, 


            Jonathan FERTIL