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


            Jirair Afarian
The Sagittarius Cloud
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The Sagittarius Cloud

Technical card

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

Basic astrometry details job: 2734759

RA center: 18h 17' 51"

DEC center: -18° 31' 26"

Pixel scale: 3.982 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 127.222 degrees

Field radius: 3.263 degrees

Resolution: 4916x3260

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
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The Sagittarius Cloud, 


            Jirair Afarian