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Image of the day 09/27/2021

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    Arachnophobia - NGC 2070 in Narrowband, 



    
        

            Andy 01
    Arachnophobia - NGC 2070 in Narrowband
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    Arachnophobia - NGC 2070 in Narrowband

    Image of the day 09/27/2021

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      Arachnophobia - NGC 2070 in Narrowband, 



    
        

            Andy 01
      Arachnophobia - NGC 2070 in Narrowband
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      Arachnophobia - NGC 2070 in Narrowband

      Equipment

      Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
      Takahashi TOA-130 APO Refractor
      Imaging Cameras
      QSI 6162 monochrome
      Mounts
      Takahashi NJP Temma-2
      Filters
      Chroma Ha 2" 5nm · Chroma OIII 3nm O3 · Chroma SII 5nm Chroma SII
      Accessories
      Stellarmate Raspberry Pi-4 · Kendrick Standard Dual Channel Controller · Takahashi TOA-35 0.7x Reducer
      Software
      Topaz Denoise DeNoise · Adobe Photoshop 2020 · Nik Software, Inc. Nik Filters
      Guiding Cameras
      Starlight Xpress Lodestar Off Axis Guider

      Acquisition details

      Dates:
      Sept. 19, 2021
      Frames:
      Chroma Ha 2" 5nm: 20x900" (5h)
      Chroma OIII 3nm O3: 20x900" (5h)
      Chroma SII 5nm Chroma SII: 10x900" (2h 30')
      Integration:
      12h 30'
      Avg. Moon age:
      13.28 days
      Avg. Moon phase:
      97.52%
      Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
      7.00

      Basic astrometry details

      Astrometry.net job: 5017802

      RA center: 05h40m58s.8

      DEC center: -69°2931

      Pixel scale: 1.782 arcsec/pixel

      Orientation: 76.239 degrees

      Field radius: 1.372 degrees

      Resolution: 3410x4369

      Locations: Burwood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

      Data source: Backyard

      Description

      I love spider season!
      The LMC has so many interesting and unique nebulas to target, and NGC 2070 never gets old. Here I've chosen to feature the lesser seen loop below 2070 and the cute little frog guy below. (NGC 2122)

      This is the first tricolour narrowband hit out with the new TOA-35 reducer, and I must say I'm pleased with the performance of this frighteningly expensive piece of glass! This image needs a bit more Ha & S2 data, but I was bored during lockdown, so processed what I had so far.

      All shot under a full moon too, aah the joy of narrowband!

      Hope you like it. 

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      Arachnophobia - NGC 2070 in Narrowband, 



    
        

            Andy 01