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Polaris Widefield, 



    
        

            Chris White
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Polaris Widefield

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Polaris Widefield, 



    
        

            Chris White
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Polaris Widefield

Acquisition details

Dates:
May 22, 2020
Frames:
Integration:
11h 31′ 40″
Avg. Moon age:
29.30 days
Avg. Moon phase:
0.06%

RA center: 23h58m28s.98

DEC center: +88°4058.8

Pixel scale: 4.089 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 6.513 degrees

Field radius: 1.859 degrees

WCS transformation: thin plate spline

More info:Open 

Resolution: 2629x1951

File size: 4.8 MB

Data source: Backyard

Description

I've been working on getting a new widefield imaging rig going. This is the first serious light with the AT92 + Apex reducer. I still have a little spacing issue to sort out but so far I'm really impressed with this setup.

I decided to pay a little homage to a location of the sky that thousands of people zero in on every night to setup their mounts, but most move on to other targets. The Polaris region is beautiful, there is a ton of dust and the best part is, it's available for imaging all year round. (If you live int he Northern Hemisphere of course).

Anyway, I hope you like. Now I'm off to learn how to process dust images better!!!

C&C welcome.

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