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Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  NGC 7023
Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
NGC 7023, The Iris Nebula, 


            Cory Schmitz
NGC 7023, The Iris Nebula
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NGC 7023, The Iris Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Vixen ED80SF

Imaging cameras: Canon 550D


Guiding telescopes or lenses: Vixen Finderscope 9x50

Guiding cameras: Orion StarShoot AutoGuider

Focal reducers: Orion Field Flattener for Short Refractors

Software: PHD Guiding  ·  PixInsight  ·  Binary Rivers Backyard EOS

Dates:July 11, 2013

Integration: 0.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 2.91 days

Avg. Moon phase: 9.29%

Basic astrometry details job: 83764

RA center: 21h 1' 40"

DEC center: +68° 8' 52"

Pixel scale: 1.484 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -179.999 degrees

Field radius: 1.243 degrees

Resolution: 5053x3289


I am calling this a work in progress.

Still not happy with my NGC2073 data after over four hours has been collected. Dark nebulae like this is tough! But...already starting to reap some reward. Digging out dark brown dust from "black" (light polluted...) space is a challenge. :)

Total integration time: 262 minutes, calibrated
22 x 300s ISO800, 18 x 240s ISO800, 8 x 600s ISO400

Vixen ED80sf 80mm APO refractor
Celestron CG-5 ASGT mount
Orion SSAG autoguider + 50mm guide scope
Canon T2i 550D DSLR (Baader IR modded)
Orion Field Flattener

Image acquisition with BackyardEOS
Guiding with PHD
Calibration/alignment/integration and post-processing with PixInsight



Cory Schmitz
License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons

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NGC 7023, The Iris Nebula, 


            Cory Schmitz