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Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  9 Cas, NGC 7788, NGC 7790, NGC7788, NGC7790, The star 9Cas
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Abell 85 - Shot in the bortle 7-8 skies of Austin TX on a 2600mc pro, 


            Byron Miller
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Abell 85 - Shot in the bortle 7-8 skies of Austin TX on a 2600mc pro

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Esprit 120

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI2600MC-Pro

Mounts: EQ6 R Pro EQ6 - R Pro

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion 50mm Guidescope

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI120MC-S

Focal reducers: Starizona APEX ED .65 APEX ED .65

Software: Nighttime Imaging 'N' Astronomy NINA - Nighttime Imaging ‘N’ Astronomy  ·  PixInshight

Filters: Triad Ultra Quad-Band Narrowband Filter

Accessory: Pegasus Astro Pocket Powerbox  ·  Alnitak Astro Flip-Flat  ·  Optec SWX30 Optec DirectSync SWX30

Dates:Sept. 25, 2020Sept. 28, 2020Sept. 29, 2020Oct. 1, 2020

Frames:Triad Ultra Quad-Band Narrowband Filter: 360x300" -10C bin 1x1

Integration: 30.0 hours

Flats: ~34

Flat darks: ~34

Avg. Moon age: 11.88 days

Avg. Moon phase: 87.30%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 7.25 job: 3900249

RA center: 0h 0' 5"

DEC center: +62° 21' 6"

Pixel scale: 1.367 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 92.224 degrees

Field radius: 1.393 degrees

Resolution: 6168x4001

Data source: Backyard


Second attempt on Abell 85 and as usual it only happened with some recently clear skies right up until the full moon. Given the circumstances, happy with the data and happy to share it with the world! Follow the website link to download and feel free to share your rendition - just link back to us! Data is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution license. I hope you enjoy, and I hope people get to have fun experimenting and learning with this stuff!



Byron Miller
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Abell 85 - Shot in the bortle 7-8 skies of Austin TX on a 2600mc pro, 


            Byron Miller