Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Ophiuchus (Oph)  ·  Contains:  NGC 6384  ·  NGC6384
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NGC 6384 (Reprocessed)

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NGC 6384 (Reprocessed)

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Planewave CDK24

Imaging cameras: FLI Proline 16803

Mounts: Planewave L600

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Ultrastar

Focal reducers: None

Software: Planewave PWI3  ·  Planewave PWI4  ·  PixInsight 1.8  ·  Sequence Generator Pro  ·  Photoshop CS3  ·  PHD Guiding 2  ·  CCDWare CCD Inspector  ·  Maxim DL6  ·  Neat Image V7

Filters: Astrodon 50mm B  ·  Astrodon 50mm R  ·  Astrodon 50mm L  ·  Astrodon 50 mm G

Accessory: FLI CFW-5-7  ·  Astrodon Monster MOAG  ·  Hedrick Focuser  ·  Planewave Delta-T  ·  Planewave EFA

Dates:July 1, 2019July 2, 2019July 3, 2019July 4, 2019

Astrodon 50 mm G: 12x900" (3h) -30C bin 1x1
Astrodon 50mm B: 12x900" (3h) -30C bin 1x1
Astrodon 50mm L: 35x900" (8h 45') -30C bin 1x1
Astrodon 50mm R: 12x900" (3h) -30C bin 1x1

Integration: 17h 45'

Darks: ~20

Flats: ~80

Flat darks: ~80

Bias: ~20

Avg. Moon age: 15.00 days

Avg. Moon phase: 1.79%

Mean SQM: 21.50

Mean FWHM: 1.80

Astrometry.net job: 3099805

RA center: 17h 32' 22"

DEC center: +7° 3' 30"

Pixel scale: 0.468 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -178.998 degrees

Field radius: 0.175 degrees

Resolution: 1857x1960

Locations: KG Observatory, Julian, CA, United States

Data source: Backyard


A much more careful processing of my prior image https://www.astrobin.com/413913/C/ with added luminance frames.

This galaxy lies in the constellation of Ophiuchus (The Serpent Bearer), not far from the centre of the Milky Way on the sky. The positioning of NGC 6384 means that we have to peer at it past many dazzling foreground Milky Way stars that are scattered across this image.

Peering at a galaxy 80 MILLION light years away through Milky Way stars THOUSANDS of light years away makes for some very challenging acquisition and processing.



  • NGC 6384 (Reprocessed), 


  • Final
    NGC 6384 (Reprocessed), 




Description: Minor tweaks to star size, noise and background level.

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NGC 6384 (Reprocessed),