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The Leo Triplet - Bortle 8/9, Full Moon Galaxy Quest Part 1, 



    
        

            Timothy Martin & Nic Patridge
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The Leo Triplet - Bortle 8/9, Full Moon Galaxy Quest Part 1

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            Timothy Martin & Nic Patridge
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The Leo Triplet - Bortle 8/9, Full Moon Galaxy Quest Part 1

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron Edge 1100 HD

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI2400MC Pro

Mounts: Celestron CGX-L

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Celestron OAG

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI174MM

Focal reducers: Celestron Edge HD 1100 0.7x Focal Reducer

Software: Topaz Labs Topaz Studio II  ·  Topaz Labs DenoiseAI  ·  Aries Productions Astro Pixel Precessor v1.082  ·  Nighttime Imaging 'N' Astronomy N.I.N.A. 1.10  ·  Open PHD Guiding PHD2 2.6.9  ·  Pixinsight 1.8  ·  Adobe Photoshop CC 2020

Filters: Optolong L-Pro 2"

Accessory: Pegasus Astro Powerbox Advanced  ·  Celestron Focus Motor


Dates:Feb. 21, 2021

Frames:Optolong L-Pro 2": 100x180" (5h) (gain: 160.00) -8C bin 1x1

Integration: 5h

Darks: 30

Flats: 50

Flat darks: 50

Avg. Moon age: 8.93 days

Avg. Moon phase: 66.16%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 8.00

Temperature: -1.00


RA center: 11h19m39s.630

DEC center: +13°1708.85

Pixel scale: 0.588 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 86.523 degrees

Field radius: 0.559 degrees

More info:Open 


Resolution: 5644x3815

Locations: Home, Lewisville, Texas, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

By Grabthar’s Hammer, by the suns of Worvan, you shall be imaged! I’ve been on a Galaxy Quest this winter. It’s my first galaxy season with the Celestron. I live in Dallas, which is a Bortle 8/9. And the moon was high and bright when I shot this. Normally, that's a fool's errand. But we'd only had two clear nights all year, and after spending the previous week hunkered down in my house freezing off my globular clusters, I had to shoot something. I don't own a gun, so it had to be with the scope--moon, or no moon.

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The Leo Triplet - Bortle 8/9, Full Moon Galaxy Quest Part 1, 



    
        

            Timothy Martin & Nic Patridge

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