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M81/M82 Bodes Nebula, 



    
        

            Jeff Dorman
M81/M82 Bodes Nebula
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M81/M82 Bodes Nebula

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M81/M82 Bodes Nebula, 



    
        

            Jeff Dorman
M81/M82 Bodes Nebula
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M81/M82 Bodes Nebula

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: SkyWatcher Esprit 120 APO Triplet

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI2600mc PRO Deep Sky Imaging Camera

Mounts: iOptron CEM60 CEM60

Guiding cameras: zwo 290MM

Focal reducers: Skywatcher Field Fattener for Esprit 120 ED

Software: Sequence Generator Pro

Accessory: Pegasus Astro Pocket Powerbox


Dates:Feb. 6, 2021

Frames: 72x300" (6h)

Integration: 6h

Avg. Moon age: 24.03 days

Avg. Moon phase: 30.55%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4231281

RA center: 09h55m04s

DEC center: +69°1901

Pixel scale: 3.466 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 320.391 degrees

Field radius: 0.924 degrees


Resolution: 1600x1061

Locations: Houston Astronomical Society Dark Site, Columbus, Texas, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

Here's first light with the ASI2600MC Pro. I found that using Gain 100 with 5 minute exposures might have been to much. I think Gain 0 might have been the gain to choose using this camera on this target

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M81/M82 Bodes Nebula, 



    
        

            Jeff Dorman