Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Canes Venatici (CVn)  ·  Contains:  M 3  ·  NGC 5272

Image of the day 03/19/2014

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            Ivana
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    M3

    Equipment

    Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
    TS ED 80 APO
    Imaging Cameras
    Canon 1100D
    Filters
    CLS clip in filter
    Accessories
    TS flattener & 0.8 reducer
    Software
    Adobe Photoshop · Iris · PHD guiding · Star Tools
    Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
    Orion 50mm
    Guiding Cameras
    QHY5-II Mono

    Acquisition details

    Dates:
    March 12, 2014
    Frames:
    29×180(1h 27′) ISO800
    Integration:
    1h 27′
    Darks:
    10
    Flats:
    10
    Bias:
    20
    Avg. Moon age:
    10.90 days
    Avg. Moon phase:
    84.02%

    Basic astrometry details

    Astrometry.net job: 203667

    RA center: 13h42m12s.10

    DEC center: +28°2233

    Orientation: 88.603 degrees

    Field radius: 0.861 degrees

    Resolution: 620x508

    File size: 136.8 KB

    Description

    This picture just "happened" to me.. As we do not have so many clear nights here I have decided to take out my equipment even few days before the full moon. The sky was absolutely clear and big moon was shining like it was a day. I was thinking to wait till late night when the moon will not be that high on the sky. But as I did not want to lose even a minute of the clear night I just randomly pointed to M3 and (somehow atomatically) turned on my canon (thinking that a bit later will try imaging Iris nebula)...

    Started to read my book and.......woke up at 4am next day :-DDD My scope was already out of my FOV taking the pictures of my house ))) Even being a bit out of focus, I have decided to stack best 29 frames and post them here.

    The final image is a bit out of focus but as I said - this picture just happened to me))))

    p.s. after I woke up it was ofcourse too late for Iris nebula..so maybe next time?)))

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