Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Carina (Car)
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The Smoking Man returns, 


            Andy 01
The Smoking Man returns
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The Smoking Man returns

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi TOA-130 APO Refractor

Imaging cameras: QSI 6162 monochrome

Mounts: Takahashi NJP Temma-2

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar Off Axis Guider

Software: Adobe Photoshop 2020  ·  Sky Safari Pro  ·  PHD2 Guiding 2.6.6 PHD2  ·  Topaz Denoise DeNoise  ·  Noel Carboni's Astro Tools for PhotoShop Noel Carboni Actions  ·  Nik Software, Inc. Nik Filters

Filters: Chroma Blue  ·  Chroma Green  ·  Chroma Red  ·  Chroma OIII 3nm O3  ·  Chroma Ha 5nm Chroma Ha  ·  Chroma SII 5nm Chroma SII

Accessory: Kendrick Standard Dual Channel Controller

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3799613

RA center: 10h 40' 5"

DEC center: -60° 26' 16"

Pixel scale: 1.243 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 248.115 degrees

Field radius: 0.944 degrees

Resolution: 4388x3264

Locations: Burwood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Data source: Backyard


Trying out Eric Coles narrowband HST- selective histogram level colour mapping & editing technique.
Must say it works a treat!
Except I like RGB stars much more than NB purple or white ones. - (Sorry Eric!)

Can you see him? The Smoking man from the X-Files!
There he is in profile lurking at bottom left of frame. He’s surrounded by thin whisps of smoke & mist in this remote corner of NGC 3372.

6x 1200 sec Ha, 8x 1200 O3, 9 x1200 S2, 7 x 180 ea RGB
Chroma Filters
From my Backyard in Melbourne, Australia.


Sky plot

Sky plot


The Smoking Man returns, 


            Andy 01