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NGC 6946: The Firecracker Galaxy, 


            James Schrader
NGC 6946: The Firecracker Galaxy
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NGC 6946: The Firecracker Galaxy

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses:Orion 8" f/3.9 Newtonian Astrograph

Imaging cameras:Canon EOS 550D / Rebel T2i

Mounts:Orion Atlas EQ-G

Guiding telescopes or lenses:Orion ShortTube 80


Accessory:Baader MPCC Coma Corrector

Dates:Aug. 17, 2013

Frames: 22x300" bin 0x0

Integration: 1.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 10.71 days

Avg. Moon phase: 82.50%

Basic astrometry details job: 86404

RA center: 20h 34' 39"

DEC center: +60° 11' 27"

Pixel scale: 1.099 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 172.361 degrees

Field radius: 0.878 degrees

Resolution: 4930x2955


22 x 5 minutes, ISO 800
40 darks, 40 flats, 200 bias

Gear: Orion 8" f/3.9 Astrograph, Canon 550d (unmodded), Baader MPCC

Calibration and post-processing in DeepSkyStacker and Pixinsight



James Schrader
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NGC 6946: The Firecracker Galaxy, 


            James Schrader