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Contains:  NGC 2100, NGC 2077, Tarantula nebula, NGC 2070

Image of the day 04/08/2019

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    Tarantula in bicolor, 


            Diego Gravinese
    Tarantula in bicolor

    Tarantula in bicolor

    Technical card

    Imaging telescope or lens:SkyWatcher 200P

    Imaging camera:ZWO ASI1600MM-COOL Pro

    Mount:Sky-Watcher EQ6R-Pro

    Guiding telescope or lens:ZWO OAG

    Guiding camera:ZWO ASI183MM

    Filters:ZWO OIII 1.25" 7nmZWO Ha 1.25" 7nm

    Resolution: 4656x3491

    Dates:March 6, 2019

    ZWO Ha 1.25" 7nm: 80x180" (gain: 139.00) -22C bin 1x1
    ZWO OIII 1.25" 7nm: 60x180" (gain: 139.00) -22C bin 1x1

    Integration: 7.0 hours

    Darks: ~30

    Flats: ~30

    Bias: ~98

    Avg. Moon age: 29.38 days

    Avg. Moon phase: 0.02%

    Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 9.00 job: 2611427

    RA center: 84.680 degrees

    DEC center: -69.253 degrees

    Pixel scale: 0.864 arcsec/pixel

    Orientation: 145.055 degrees

    Field radius: 0.699 degrees

    Data source: Backyard


    This is my first Tarantula in narrowband bicolor, It took several nights since I can only capture 2 hours in a good night, at this time of the year. Looking forward to add more time to her, and probably make it tricolor.

    Clear skies , everyone!



    Diego Gravinese
    License: None (All rights reserved)


      Tarantula in bicolor, 


            Diego Gravinese
      Tarantula in bicolor, 


            Diego Gravinese
    • Final
      Tarantula in bicolor, 


            Diego Gravinese

    Sky plot

    Sky plot


    Tarantula in bicolor, 


            Diego Gravinese