Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Draco (Dra)  ·  Contains:  NGC 6552

Image of the day 08/15/2020

    NGC 6543, 



    
        

            Stamatis Paraschakis
    NGC 6543
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    NGC 6543

    Technical card

    Imaging telescopes or lenses: Lacerta FN25010c-flat

    Imaging cameras: QHYCCD QHY183M

    Mounts: SkyWatcher EQ6-R Pro

    Guiding telescopes or lenses: Lacerta FN25010c-flat

    Guiding cameras: ZWO 290MM Mini

    Focal reducers: GPU Optics GPU Komakorrektor

    Software: Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight  ·  PHD2  ·  Main Sequence Software SGPro v3  ·  SharpCap 3.2 Pro  ·  EQAscom

    Filters: Baader Planetarium Ha 1.25" 7nm  ·  Baader Planetarium OIII 1.25" 8.5 nm

    Accessory: QHYCCD QHYOAG-S  ·  Pegasus Astro Ultimate Powerbox v2  ·  Pegasus Astro Focus Cube2  ·  DIY Power-USB hub  ·  DIY Flatbox  ·  QHYCCD QHYCFW3S


    Dates:July 11, 2020July 12, 2020July 13, 2020July 14, 2020

    Frames:
    Baader Planetarium Ha 1.25" 7nm: 120x20" (gain: 11.00) -15C bin 1x1
    Baader Planetarium Ha 1.25" 7nm: 150x300" (gain: 11.00) -15C bin 1x1
    Baader Planetarium OIII 1.25" 8.5 nm: 120x20" (gain: 11.00) -15C bin 1x1
    Baader Planetarium OIII 1.25" 8.5 nm: 180x300" (gain: 11.00) -15C bin 1x1

    Integration: 28.8 hours

    Darks: ~20

    Flats: ~20

    Flat darks: ~100

    Avg. Moon age: 22.16 days

    Avg. Moon phase: 49.85%

    Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 8.00

    Temperature: 30.00


    Basic astrometry details

    Astrometry.net job: 3723800

    RA center: 17h 58' 33"

    DEC center: +66° 38' 6"

    Pixel scale: 0.248 arcsec/pixel

    Orientation: 174.579 degrees

    Field radius: 0.264 degrees


    Resolution: 6373x4273

    Locations: Keratsini, Keratsini, Athens, Greece

    Data source: Backyard

    Description

    Hello all!
    This is an image of NGC6543 in straight HOO, captured during June-July from my home in Athens, Greece.
    The data have been drizzled x2 and carefully deconvolved to bring out the core's details.
    Two sets of exposures have been used, one @300s and another one @20s and they have been blended together to produce an hdr image.
    I hope you like it..
    Thanks for looking!
    Stamatis

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