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Contains:  M 3, NGC 5272
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M3 RGB quick shot, 


            Matt McBee
M3 RGB quick shot
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M3 RGB quick shot

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Orion Newton 10" f/4.7

Imaging cameras: QSI 583 wsg

Mounts: Software Bisque Paramount MX

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion Newton 10" f/4.7

Guiding cameras: Lodestar

Focal reducers: TeleVue Universal Paracorr

Software: Sequence Generator Pro  ·  TheSkyX  ·  PixInsight

Filters: Astrodon Tru-Balance Generation 2 E-Series - LRGB

Accessory: Moonlite CR 2" focuser with high resolution stepper

Dates:March 9, 2014

Frames: 36x180"

Integration: 1.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 8.23 days

Avg. Moon phase: 58.95%

Basic astrometry details job: 198074

RA center: 13h 42' 9"

DEC center: +28° 23' 45"

Pixel scale: 0.820 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -144.513 degrees

Field radius: 0.377 degrees

Resolution: 2628x2020

Locations: Driveway, Kingsport, TN, United States


This is a quick process of some data collected as part of continued testing of and practice with Sequence Generator Pro. I'm beginning to get the hang of it.

I did not have suitable darks in my library so a subbed in a longer master dark shot at a higher temperature. It worked okay but there are some calibration artifacts visible in full resolution image.

Mostly this was a test of SGPro's autofocus, meridian flip, and post-flip autoguiding. It seemed to do well with respect to those goals.



Matt McBee
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M3 RGB quick shot, 


            Matt McBee