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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

Acquisition details

Dates:
May 19, 2020
Frames:
Chroma 50mm B: 30×240(2h) bin 1×1
Chroma 50mm G: 26×240(1h 44′) bin 1×1
Chroma 50mm L: 126×120(4h 12′) bin 1×1
Chroma 50mm R: 29×240(1h 56′) bin 1×1
Integration:
9h 52′
Avg. Moon age:
26.56 days
Avg. Moon phase:
9.66%

RA center: 13h25m31s.34

DEC center: -43°0134.7

Pixel scale: 4.871 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 179.860 degrees

Field radius: 1.218 degrees

More info:Open 

Resolution: 1440x1080

File size: 950.8 KB

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