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NGC5128 - Centaurus A, 



    
        

            Dennis Sprinkle
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NGC5128 - Centaurus A

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NGC5128 - Centaurus A, 



    
        

            Dennis Sprinkle
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NGC5128 - Centaurus A

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ-106EDX4

Imaging cameras: QHYCCD QHY600

Mounts: Astro-Physics Mach1GTO

Software: Photoshop  ·  PixInsight  ·  PHD2 Guiding  ·  Sequence Generator Pro

Filters: Baader Red 50mm  ·  Baader Lum 50mm  ·  Baader Green 50mm  ·  Baader Blue 50mm


Dates:May 19, 2020

Frames:
Chroma 50mm B: 30x240" (2h) bin 1x1
Chroma 50mm G: 26x240" (1h 44') bin 1x1
Chroma 50mm L: 126x120" (4h 12') bin 1x1
Chroma 50mm R: 29x240" (1h 56') bin 1x1

Integration: 9h 52'

Avg. Moon age: 26.56 days

Avg. Moon phase: 9.66%


Astrometry.net job: 4067501

RA center: 13h 25' 31"

DEC center: -43° 1' 34"

Pixel scale: 4.871 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 179.860 degrees

Field radius: 1.218 degrees


Resolution: 1440x1080

Locations: Marathon Motel and RV Park, Marathon, TX, United States

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Marathon Remote Imaging Observatory (MaRIO)

Description

I have wanted to shoot Centaurus A for a long time but really not possible at home. It is just too low in the sky and too much light pollution. I shot this back in May but just now got around to processing it. I plan to more time on it each year, but wanted to show my progress so far.

Software used to capture image:
Sequence Generator Pro
PHD2

Software used to edit:
PixInsight
Photoshop

Total data gathered:
(126) Lum @ 120secs - 1x1
(29) R @ 240secs - 1x1
(26) G @ 240secs - 1x1
(30) B @ 240secs - 1x1

Camera : QHY600 with Readout mode 0 and Gain set to 26 and offset at 76
Telescope: Takahashi FSQ-106EDX4
Mount: AP Mach1GTO

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NGC5128 - Centaurus A, 



    
        

            Dennis Sprinkle