Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Aquarius (Aqr)  ·  Contains:  Helix nebula  ·  NGC 7293
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Helix WIP, 



    
        

            Dan Pelzel
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Helix WIP

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            Dan Pelzel
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Helix WIP

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: TPO RC8

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool

Mounts: Astro-Physics Mach1GTO

Guiding telescopes or lenses: TPO RC8

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress LodeStar

Focal reducers: Astro-Physics ccdt67

Software: PHD2 Guiding PHD 2.5  ·  Main Sequence Software Sequence Generator Pro Sequence Generator Pro  ·  Photoshop CC  ·  PixInsight version 1.8

Filters: Astrodon 3nm OIII  ·  Astrodon 5nm H-alpha

Accessory: MoonLite CS RC 2" w/ High Res Stepper Mini V2


Dates:Sept. 25, 2019

Frames:
Astrodon 3nm OIII: 12x300" (gain: 139.00) -20C
Astrodon 5nm H-alpha: 17x300" (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 2.4 hours

Darks: ~23

Flats: ~25

Flat darks: ~25

Avg. Moon age: 25.76 days

Avg. Moon phase: 15.28%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 8.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3167101

RA center: 22h 29' 41"

DEC center: -20° 50' 34"

Pixel scale: 0.691 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 268.769 degrees

Field radius: 0.531 degrees


Resolution: 4410x3331

Data source: Backyard

Description

WIP still. As I was getting things set up to start imaging again, I wanted to try and shoot this. It's been on my list for awhile now. I'd love to add a ton more data to it. But it only gets up to 30 degrees at my location and a tree blocks it for the first part of the night so it's very difficult for me to shoot from my location. But it could be years before I have enough data to call this done, so I might as well share what I have.

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Description: Pushed the brightness up a tad.

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