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Contains:  Antennae Galaxies, NGC 4027, NGC 4038, NGC 4039
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Antennae Galaxy LRGBHa, 


            Daniel Hightower
Antennae Galaxy LRGBHa
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Antennae Galaxy LRGBHa

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ106EDX4

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600MM-Pro

Mounts: Orion HDX110

Guiding telescopes or lenses: PrimaLuceLab 60mm CompactGuide Scope

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI174Mini

Software: PixInsight 1.8 Ripely  ·  Cartes du Ciel Carte Du Ciel 3.10

Filters: Baader Planetarium Luminance 2"  ·  Baader Planetarium RGB 2"

Dates:May 15, 2020May 22, 2020May 24, 2020

Astronomik Ha 12nm: 125x120" (gain: 75.00) -20C bin 1x1
Baader Planetarium Luminance 2": 1500x20" (gain: 75.00) -20C bin 1x1
Baader Planetarium RGB 2": 411x30" (gain: 75.00) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 15.9 hours

Darks: ~50

Flats: ~50

Flat darks: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 17.98 days

Avg. Moon phase: 14.79%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 7.00

Basic astrometry details job: 3564302

RA center: 12h 0' 59"

DEC center: -18° 58' 1"

Pixel scale: 0.740 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 82.954 degrees

Field radius: 0.655 degrees

Resolution: 5004x3947

Data source: Backyard


This is probably my most difficult target of the season. It's low on the Southern horizon, tons of light pollution towards the city and in a Bortle 7. I really wanted to see what I could do with this tiny 106 and overall I am pleased.



Daniel Hightower
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  • Antennae Galaxy LRGBHa, 


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    Antennae Galaxy LRGBHa, 


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Antennae Galaxy LRGBHa, 


            Daniel Hightower