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Contains:  IC 5381, IC5381, NGC 7814, NGC7814
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NGC 7814 (Little Sombrero), 


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NGC 7814 (Little Sombrero)

Technical card

Dates:Oct. 31, 2019Nov. 1, 2019

Astrodon 50 mm G: 4x900" -30C bin 1x1
Astrodon 50mm B: 4x900" -30C bin 1x1
Astrodon 50mm L: 3x900" -30C bin 1x1
Astrodon 50mm R: 5x900" -30C bin 1x1

Integration: 4.0 hours

Darks: ~20

Flats: ~80

Flat darks: ~80

Bias: ~20

Avg. Moon age: 4.12 days

Avg. Moon phase: 18.17%

Mean SQM: 21.00

Mean FWHM: 3.50 job: 3035410

RA center: 0h 3' 13"

DEC center: +16° 8' 29"

Pixel scale: 0.468 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -178.117 degrees

Field radius: 0.351 degrees

Resolution: 3844x3800

Locations: KG Observatory, Julian, CA, United States

Data source: Backyard


This is kind of an unplanned experiment to see what's possible to acquire during the Santa Ana wind season in CA. During these 2 nights, the wind was between 10 and 15 mph. With the high dust content in the air, seeing was between 3" and 4" FWHM, compared to my normal 1" to 2".

I was only able to acquire 45 minutes of L during this very unsteady period and a bit more RGB. Unusual for me, but nevertheless challenging and fun to process.

"NGC 7814 is a spiral galaxy about 40 million light-years away in the constellation Pegasus. The galaxy is seen edge-on from Earth. It is sometimes referred to as "the little sombrero", a miniature version of Messier 104. The star field behind NGC 7814 is known for its density of faint, remote galaxies."



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NGC 7814 (Little Sombrero),