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Image of the day 07/28/2021

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    Remote Rho, 



    
        

            Dawn Lowry
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    Remote Rho

    Image of the day 07/28/2021

    Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
      Remote Rho, 



    
        

            Dawn Lowry
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      Remote Rho

      Technical card

      Dates:May 1, 2021

      Frames: 82x600" (13h 40')

      Integration: 13h 40'

      Avg. Moon age: 19.73 days

      Avg. Moon phase: 74.62%


      Astrometry.net job: 4755924

      RA center: 16h 26' 6"

      DEC center: -25° 8' 38"

      Pixel scale: 4.739 arcsec/pixel

      Orientation: -88.575 degrees

      Field radius: 3.625 degrees


      Resolution: 4170x3600

      Data source: Amateur hosting facility

      Remote source: Heaven's Mirror Observatory

      Description

      This region of stars forming dense areas of clouds and dust, beautiful colors is probably one of the biggest reasons I got into the Astra photography field. I have not been able to capture this target successfully on my own quite yet secondary to my location. I was able to gather data from a  remote observatory using Tak FSQ106 with .73 reducer and FLI PL16083. LRGB 22: 20:22 18.  LRGB 600s.   This is13.7 hours of data on an amazing target from dark skies in Australia.

      So not only is it a fantastic target it's from a fantastic country which makes it even more fantastic.  
      The Rho Ophiuchi cloud complex is one of the most colorful areas of the night sky and a favorite target for astrophotographers.
      I hope you enjoy looking at it as much ~as I did processing ~it I welcome any feedback on my skills to make myself better. This was processed in PixInsight solely.

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            Dawn Lowry

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