Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Ophiuchus (Oph)  ·  Contains:  NGC 6384
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The Ophiuchus Spiral, 



    
        

            Ian Gorin
The Ophiuchus Spiral
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            Ian Gorin
The Ophiuchus Spiral
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Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
CELESTRON EdgeHD 14
Imaging Cameras
Atik 460 EX Mono
Mounts
MesuMount200
Filters
Astronomik RGB 1.25" Type IIc · Astronomik L 1.25" Type IIc
Accessories
Orion Thin OAG · Xagyl Ultra-thin Filter Wheel · Celestron EdgeHD 0.7x
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
CELESTRON EdgeHD 14
Guiding Cameras
Starlight Xpress Loadestar X2

Acquisition details

Dates:
July 25, 2020 ·  July 26, 2020 ·  July 31, 2020 ·  June 16, 2021 ·  June 17, 2021
Frames:
Astronomik L 1.25" Type IIc: 25x600" (4h 10') -10C bin 1x1
Astronomik L 1.25" Type IIc: 15x600" (2h 30') -5C bin 1x1
Astronomik RGB 1.25" Type IIc: 45x300" (3h 45') -10C bin 2x2
Astronomik RGB 1.25" Type IIc: 25x300" (2h 5') -5C bin 2x2
Baader Planetarium Ha 7nm: 11x900" (2h 45') -5C bin 4x4
Integration:
15h 15'
Flats:
43
Avg. Moon age:
7.09 days
Avg. Moon phase:
45.98%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
3.00
Temperature:
16.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4648616

RA center: 17h32m24s.2

DEC center: +07°0336

Pixel scale: 0.344 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 64.903 degrees

Field radius: 0.165 degrees

Resolution: 2728x2112

Locations: Upstate Stars, Liberty, New York, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

This image is done in two sessions - July 2020 and June 2021. The galaxy itself is seen through the bulk of the Milky Way, hence the number of foreground stars. Distance 77 mln. LY.

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The Ophiuchus Spiral, 



    
        

            Ian Gorin