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Contains:  NGC 253, Sculptor galaxy

Image of the day 09/22/2019

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    NGC 253 - DSW-South, 


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    NGC 253 - DSW-South
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    NGC 253 - DSW-South

    Link to TIFF/FITS:

    Technical card

    Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi TOA-150

    Imaging cameras: Finger Lakes Instrumentation ML 16200

    Mounts: Astro-Physics 1600 with Absolute Encoders

    Guiding telescopes or lenses: Takahashi TOA-150

    Guiding cameras: Lodestar

    Software: Software Bisque The Sky X Pro  ·  Focus Max  ·  PixInsight 1.8  ·  Cyanogen Maxim DL5 ver. 5.24

    Accessory: Interactive Astronomy Sky Alert  ·  DewBuster Dew Controller  ·  Astrodon Monster MOAG  ·  Interactive Astronomy Sky Eye  ·  Alnitak Flip flat  ·  Astrodon TAKometer  ·  M1OASYS M!OASYS  ·  Robofocus

    Dates:Sept. 16, 2019

    Blue: 40x600" bin 1x1
    Green: 20x600" bin 1x1
    Finger Lakes Instruments Luminance: 30x600" bin 1x1
    Red: 20x600" bin 1x1

    Integration: 18.3 hours

    Avg. Moon age: 16.84 days

    Avg. Moon phase: 95.19%

    Basic astrometry details job: 2923285

    RA center: 0h 47' 34"

    DEC center: -25° 16' 51"

    Pixel scale: 1.129 arcsec/pixel

    Orientation: 187.249 degrees

    Field radius: 0.527 degrees

    Resolution: 2374x2374

    Locations: DSW-South, Río Hurtado Valley, Chile

    Data source: Own remote observatory

    Remote source: DeepSkyWest


    Well known Sculptor. Again, a first....interesting stuff down here.

    Be well,



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    License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons


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      NGC 253 - DSW-South, 


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    Description: Punched contrast to enhance apparent sharpness at normal view sizes (at the expense of some of the halo)

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    NGC 253 - DSW-South, 


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