Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Auriga (Aur)  ·  Contains:  IC 410  ·  NGC 1893
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IC410 (Tadpoles) in Narrow Band, 



    
        

            Mike Oates
IC410 (Tadpoles) in Narrow Band
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IC410 (Tadpoles) in Narrow Band

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IC410 (Tadpoles) in Narrow Band, 



    
        

            Mike Oates
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IC410 (Tadpoles) in Narrow Band

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ-106 ED

Mounts: Sky-Watcher EZ-EQ6 GT

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Opticstar AR80S (f5) Gold Guidescope

Guiding cameras: Starlight-XPress Lodestar Autoguider

Software: Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight 1.8 RC7  ·  Maxim DL  ·  Lightroom 5

Filters: Astrodon 3nm OIII  ·  Astrodon 3nm SII  ·  Ha 5nm

Accessory: Lakeside Astro Motor Focus System  ·  Starlight Instruments FTF3545B-A Focuser  ·  Starlight-XPress Filter Wheel


Dates:Dec. 13, 2013

Frames:
Astrodon 3nm OIII: 10x1200" (3h 20') -25C bin 1x1
Astrodon 3nm SII: 10x600" (1h 40') -25C bin 2x2
Blue: 10x60" (10')
Green: 10x60" (10')
Ha 5nm: 36x600" (6h) -25C bin 1x1
Red: 10x60" (10')

Integration: 11h 30'

Darks: ~20

Flats: ~30

Bias: ~60

Avg. Moon age: 11.18 days

Avg. Moon phase: 86.16%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1799329

RA center: 5h 23' 30"

DEC center: +33° 27' 28"

Pixel scale: 1.436 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 359.992 degrees

Field radius: 0.872 degrees


Resolution: 3362x2796

Locations: The Hills Observatory, Manchester, United Kingdom

Data source: Backyard

Description

This image is made up from rather poor data taken from Images taken from 20131103 to 20131213, lots of the frames with slight trails and or taken in poor seeing conditions. But I thought I would see what I could get and it was a challenge but using PixInsight worked wonders and the result is far better than I thought it would be, so I have posted here. At some point, I may try again, but as there are lots of targets up there, It may be a while.

The reasons for the poor data are: Too windy, poor seeing, but most of all, an imbalanced mount. I had altered it which added extra weight, and no matter how I re-balanced it, it still drifted a bit. So I am currently modifying the mount to get this right, spending time on it now, will (I hope) reap rewards when taking images in the future.

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