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M78 from Texas, 



    
        

            Scotty Bishop
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M78 from Texas

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: SharpStar 15028HNT

Imaging cameras: Pentax K-5

Mounts: iOptron CEM25EC

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Astromania 50mm Guide Scope

Guiding cameras: MGEN II

Software: Adobe Photoshop 2020  ·  Aries Productions Astro Pixel Precessor


Dates:March 22, 2020

Frames: 45x240"

Integration: 3.0 hours

Darks: ~40

Flats: ~30

Bias: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 27.84 days

Avg. Moon phase: 3.21%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 2.00

Mean SQM: 21.98


Astrometry.net job: 3380943

RA center: 5h 46' 29"

DEC center: +0° 5' 36"

Pixel scale: 2.384 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -146.678 degrees

Field radius: 1.730 degrees


Resolution: 4332x2922

Data source: Traveller

Description

I took this near Ft. Davis TX. It is amazing how much of a difference dark skies make. Look for a revision when I get my highlights protected properly.

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B

Description: Did an layer combo of one less stretched and the one that is more stretched to save core details.

C

Description: re-edit for a DSLR photo competition

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M78 from Texas, 



    
        

            Scotty Bishop

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