Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Vulpecula (Vul)  ·  Contains:  NGC 6940
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NGC 6940 - Mothra Cluster, 



    
        

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NGC 6940 - Mothra Cluster
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NGC 6940 - Mothra Cluster

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NGC 6940 - Mothra Cluster, 



    
        

            David N Kidd
NGC 6940 - Mothra Cluster
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NGC 6940 - Mothra Cluster

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Altair Astro Wave Series 115 F7 ED Triplet APO

Imaging cameras: Starlight Xpress Trius PRO-694 Mono

Mounts: SkyWatcher EQ6-R Pro

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Teleskop-Service TS 50mm APO Doublet

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar x2

Software: PHD guiding  ·  DeepSkyStacker  ·  Sequence Generator Pro  ·  Adobe Photoshop CS3  ·  Nebulosity

Filters: Baader Planetarium Luminance  ·  Baader Planetarium RGB 1.25"

Accessory: ZWO EAF Electronic Auto Focuser  ·  Starlight Xpress USB Filter Wheel 7x1.25"  ·  HitecAstro Mount Hub Pro V4  ·  SkyShed Pod Observatory


Dates:Sept. 21, 2020

Frames:
Baader Planetarium Luminance: 27x233" (1h 44' 51") -15C
Baader Planetarium RGB 1.25": 42x197" (2h 17' 54") -15C bin 2x2

Integration: 4h 2' 45"

Flats: ~20

Bias: ~20

Avg. Moon age: 4.63 days

Avg. Moon phase: 22.36%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3880627

RA center: 20h 34' 53"

DEC center: +28° 17' 34"

Pixel scale: 2.492 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 180.471 degrees

Field radius: 0.519 degrees


Resolution: 1200x900

Locations: Home Observatory, Gosport, United Kingdom

Data source: Backyard

Description

This galaxy is about 52 million light years away.

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NGC 6940 - Mothra Cluster, 



    
        

            David N Kidd