Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Triangulum (Tri)  ·  Contains:  M 33  ·  NGC 598  ·  Triangulum galaxy
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            Mike Oates
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            Mike Oates
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M33

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ-106 ED

Imaging cameras: Starlight Xpress SX-814 Trius Monochrome CCD

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

Filters: Astrodon 3nm OIII  ·  CLS CCD  ·  Ha 5nm

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


Dates:Sept. 28, 2013

Frames:
Astrodon 3nm OIII: 16x300" (1h 20') -10C bin 2x2
CLS CCD: 8x600" (1h 20') -10C bin 1x1
Ha 5nm: 16x300" (1h 20') -10C bin 2x2

Integration: 4h

Flats: ~30

Bias: ~60

Avg. Moon age: 23.34 days

Avg. Moon phase: 37.46%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 168848

RA center: 1h 33' 42"

DEC center: +30° 38' 31"

Pixel scale: 2.044 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.335 degrees

Field radius: 0.740 degrees


Resolution: 2000x1674

Locations: The Hills Observatory, Manchester, United Kingdom

Data source: Backyard

Description

The weather has been terrible over the past month, so no new data. So I have been looking at past data that was not good enough to process or publish. This image was taken during poor conditions of wind and poor seeing, so most of it was captured at 2x2 binning.

The more I spend time with PixInsight the more I learn, and I have learned a lot more since this data was captured, so the resulting image is not that bad. It won't win any competitions, but I am glad I did finally put it together.

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M33, 



    
        

            Mike Oates