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Image of the day 11/02/2020

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    Hercules Galaxy Cluster - Abell 2151, 



    
        

            Howard Trottier
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    Hercules Galaxy Cluster - Abell 2151

    Acquisition type: Electronically-Assisted Astronomy (EAA, e.g. based on a live video feed)

    Imaging telescopes or lenses: PlaneWave CDK24

    Imaging cameras: Finger Lakes Instruments KL4040

    Mounts: PlaneWave L600 Equatorial Configuration

    Software: PixInsight 1.8.8 Ripley  ·  Software Bisque The Sky X Pro  ·  CCDWARE CCD Inspector  ·  DC-3 Dreams ACP Expert  ·  PlaneWave Instruments PWI3/PWI4  ·  Maxim DL 6.20

    Filters: Chroma LRGB

    Accessory: Optec Sagitta OAG


    Dates:Aug. 12, 2020

    Frames: 305x120"

    Integration: 10.2 hours

    Avg. Moon age: 22.87 days

    Avg. Moon phase: 42.33%


    Astrometry.net job: 3953011

    RA center: 16h 5' 27"

    DEC center: +17° 45' 58"

    Pixel scale: 0.621 arcsec/pixel

    Orientation: -128.768 degrees

    Field radius: 0.345 degrees


    Resolution: 2776x2880

    Data source: Own remote observatory

    Remote source: Sierra Remote Observatories

    Description

    This is the only the third image that I've completed using my new "Final Frontier Telescope". It is a combination of just over 10 hours of subframes, which were shot between mid-July and mid-August of this year (260 minutes luminance and 350 minutes RGB, all un-binned). I reduced the image size for final presentation by 75%, since collimation and mount tracking had not yet been fully optimized when the raw subs were acquired. The final plate scale is about 0.62"/pixel, and the angular image size after cropping is about 28' x 30'.

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    Hercules Galaxy Cluster - Abell 2151, 



    
        

            Howard Trottier