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Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  14 Vul, Dumbbell nebula, M 27, M27, NGC 6853, PK060-03.1, The star 14Vul
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M27 in HOO, 


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M27 in HOO

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Explore Scientific ED 127 APO

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI 1600MM-Cool ASI1600MM Cooled

Mounts: iOptron Tri-Pier  ·  iOptron CEM 60

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Explore Scientific ED 127 APO

Guiding cameras: ASI ZWO ASI120mm mini

Software: Astro Pixel Precessor  ·  PixInsight  ·  PHD2 PHD 2.6.5  ·  Seqence Generator Pro

Filters: Astronomik SII 1.25" 6nm  ·  Astronomik Ha 6nm Astronomik 6nm H-alpha  ·  Astronomik OIII 6nm Astronomik OIII

Accessory: ZWO OAG  ·  QHYCCD PoleMaster  ·  Optec Alnitak Flip-Flat  ·  ZWO 8x 1.25" Filter Wheel (EFW)  ·  Moonlite FOCUSER MOONLITE

Dates:June 26, 2019June 27, 2019

Astronomik OIII 6nm Astronomik OIII: 25x300" (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astronomik Ha 6nm Astronomik 6nm H-alpha: 12x300" (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 3.1 hours

Darks: ~40

Flats: ~40

Bias: ~200

Avg. Moon age: 23.61 days

Avg. Moon phase: 34.77%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00 job: 3249371

RA center: 19h 59' 37"

DEC center: +22° 43' 18"

Pixel scale: 0.920 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 29.990 degrees

Field radius: 0.656 degrees

Resolution: 4096x3097

Locations: Home, Conception Bay South, Newfoundland, Canada

Data source: Backyard


So, I have been sitting on this data of M27, the Dumbbell Nebula, now since June. I have taken a couple of cracks at processing it, but with not much success. I was never happy with how it looked. So, today I decided to run it through APP and see how it comes out. I did most of the post process editing in PixInsight, but the subs were calibrated and integrated in APP. I also had Sii data on this object, however I still could not get a decent looking SHO image out of it, so I decided to just go HOO.



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M27 in HOO,