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Contains:  IC 4715, M 18, NGC 6613, NGC 6603, IC 1284, NGC 6595, NGC 6589, IC 4701, The star 21Sgr, The star 16Sgr
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The Sagittarius Cloud, 


            Jirair Afarian
The Sagittarius Cloud

The Sagittarius Cloud

Technical card

Resolution: 4916x3260

Dates:June 7, 2019

Frames: 55x90" (gain: 90.00) -18C bin 1x1

Integration: 1.4 hours

Darks: ~30

Flats: ~40

Avg. Moon age: 4.41 days

Avg. Moon phase: 20.41%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 6.00

Mean FWHM: 5.65

Temperature: 13.00 job: 2734759

RA center: 274.463 degrees

DEC center: -18.524 degrees

Pixel scale: 3.982 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 127.222 degrees

Field radius: 3.263 degrees

Locations: Home Observatory, Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada

Data source: Backyard


Been lucky to have 2 clear nights in a row, so I took advantage of both nights in a big way! 2 scopes running at the same time, one The WO Zennithstar 73 APO with my 1600MM taking narrowband images of the Butterfly Nebula and the Elephants Trunk, the 2nd one was my Redcat 51 on my portable mount taking The Rho Ophiuchus and The Sagittarius Cloud. Great 2 nights of imaging producing great images. Enjoy!



Jirair Afarian
License: None (All rights reserved)

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The Sagittarius Cloud, 


            Jirair Afarian