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M35 and NGC 2158, 


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M35 and NGC 2158

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Sky-Watcher 130 PDS f5

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI 294MC Pro (cooled)

Mounts: Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Pro EQMOD

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Guidescope 60mm f=240mm

Guiding cameras: Datyson T7C Guidecam

Software: APP  ·  Noiseware Community Edition  ·  APT  ·  PHD2 Guiding

Filters: SVBony UV/IR cut filter 2"

Accessory: Baader MPCC

Dates:Feb. 10, 2021

Frames: 29x120" (gain: 120.00) -10C bin 1x1

Integration: 1.0 hours

Darks: ~20

Flats: ~33

Flat darks: ~33

Avg. Moon age: 28.23 days

Avg. Moon phase: 1.89%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00

Temperature: -9.00

Astrometry.net job: 4216162

RA center: 6h 9' 4"

DEC center: +24° 21' 16"

Pixel scale: 1.461 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 87.533 degrees

Field radius: 1.016 degrees

Resolution: 4136x2814

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility


After three months of abstinence, my intention on wednesday was actually just to set up the mount and do the PA and then wait for today to finally take pictures again.
But the sky remained clear and clear and clear and I had no choice but to saddle up the Baby Newton and get started.😊
Of course, not everything was perfect then. The distance was a bit too small, because I had already adjusted to my big Newton and its CC. Also the seeing was quite bad.
Nevertheless (or exactly because of that) I was very impatient and wanted to test some movements, so I managed to image three objects in about 5 hours.
One of it was the wonderful OC M35 and his little fellow NGC 2158🤩
I hope you like it!