Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Sagittarius (Sgr)  ·  Contains:  M 17  ·  NGC 6618  ·  Omega nebula

Image of the day 12/05/2013

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    M17 Omega nebula, 


            Giovanni Paglioli
    M17 Omega nebula
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    Technical card

    Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi Epsilon 210  ·  Officina Stellare UltraCRC320

    Imaging cameras: QSI 683 wsg  ·  FLI Microline 11002M

    Mounts: Software Bisque Paramount MX  ·  Astro-Physics Mach1 GTO

    Guiding cameras: Lodestar

    Software: photoshop  ·  Maxim DL  ·  CCDStack 2+  ·  ESA/ESO/NASA NASA Fits Liberator

    Filters: Astrodon E-series 2 LRGB  ·  Astrodon H-alpha 5nm

    Accessory: Astrodon MMOAG

    Dates:Aug. 7, 2013

    Frames: 39x600"

    Integration: 6.5 hours

    Avg. Moon age: 0.54 days

    Avg. Moon phase: 0.33%

    Basic astrometry details

    Astrometry.net job: 128566

    RA center: 18h 21' 8"

    DEC center: -16° 10' 55"

    Pixel scale: 1.781 arcsec/pixel

    Orientation: -170.595 degrees

    Field radius: 1.027 degrees

    Resolution: 3321x2496

    Locations: Valle Fiorita, Pizzone, Isernia, Italy


    Last image from astrocamp 2013.
    This is mostly the result of some integration time made in this August astrocamp. Some more exposure time is been added from 2012 astrocamp using the same equipment. Finally a little bit of integration I've acquired with another telescope at an higher resolution an focal lenght is also been included. The result is an RGB image of about 120:120:120. I've made a syntetic luminance using the sum of the RGB colors and I've also added 30 more extra minutes of Ha data taken from the city this year.
    The gears used are: Takahashi Epsilon 210 f3 telescope on a Astrophysics Match1 GTO mount with a QSI 683 WSG8 ccd camera using Astrodon gen.2 filters (5nm Ha). Guided woth a Starlight Xpress Lodestar camera.
    The other setup was an Officina Stellare UCRC320 f5.4 on a Paramount MX with a FLI microline 11K sensor using Astrodon gen. 2 filters guided with a Starlight Xpress Lodestar camera (he contribution was only 30:30:30: RGB.

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    M17 Omega nebula, 


            Giovanni Paglioli