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    Messier 8 (narrow band filters), 



    
        

            Giuseppe Donatiello
    Messier 8 (narrow band filters)
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    Messier 8 (narrow band filters)

    Technical card

    Imaging telescopes or lenses: (DIY) ED doublet 127 f/9 v.13

    Mounts: Synta EQ5  ·  Konus EQ3.2

    Software: RegiStar  ·  Corel Paint Shop Pro x2


    Dates:July 26, 2008

    Frames: 6x1200"

    Integration: 2.0 hours

    Avg. Moon age: 22.92 days

    Avg. Moon phase: 41.84%


    Basic astrometry details

    Astrometry.net job: 3269688

    RA center: 18h 4' 9"

    DEC center: -24° 22' 19"

    Pixel scale: 1.021 arcsec/pixel

    Orientation: 4.299 degrees

    Field radius: 0.596 degrees


    Resolution: 3281x2625

    Locations: Albaneta - Pollino, San Severino Lucano, Potenza, Italy; Piano Visitone - Pollino, Rotonda, Potenza, Italy

    Data source: Traveller

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    Messier 8 (narrow band filters), 



    
        

            Giuseppe Donatiello