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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Teleskop-Service TS Photoline 130/910 APO Triplet

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI2600MM

Mounts: iOptron CEM70

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Teleskop-Service TS Photoline 130/910 APO Triplet

Guiding cameras: ZWO 120MM Mini

Software: PHD2  ·  Photoshop  ·  N.I.N.A.  ·  APP

Filters: ZWO 2" Blue  ·  ZWO 2" Green  ·  ZWO 2" Red  ·  ZWO 2" Luminance  ·  Astromik 12nm H-Alpha 2" Mounted

Accessory: ZWO EAF 5V  ·  ZWO M68 Off Axis Guider  ·  zwo efw 5 x 2"


Dates:June 6, 2021June 10, 2021June 12, 2021June 27, 2021

Frames:
Astromik 12nm H-Alpha 2" Mounted: 8x300" (40') (gain: 100.00) -10C bin 1x1
Astromik 12nm H-Alpha 2" Mounted: 9x600" (1h 30') (gain: 100.00) -10C bin 1x1
ZWO 2" Blue: 46x180" (2h 18') (gain: 100.00) -10C bin 1x1
ZWO 2" Green: 51x180" (2h 33') (gain: 100.00) -10C bin 1x1
ZWO 2" Luminance: 75x90" (1h 52' 30") (gain: 100.00) -10C bin 1x1
ZWO 2" Red: 53x180" (2h 39') (gain: 100.00) -10C bin 1x1

Integration: 11h 32' 30"

Darks: 50

Flats: 20

Flat darks: 20

Bias: 20

Avg. Moon age: 11.43 days

Avg. Moon phase: 26.84%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 7.38

Mean SQM: 19.03


RA center: 14h02m59s.584

DEC center: +54°2110.33

Pixel scale: 0.855 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 93.332 degrees

Field radius: 0.823 degrees

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Resolution: 5970x3520

Locations: “Parent’s Driveway”, Torrington, Connecticut, United States; “Home”, Springfield, Massachusetts, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

This is the result of almost 7hrs of data. I shot RGB, and some L and Ha from my bortle 8 yard, but what really made the image was getting a clear night the other night at my parents bortle 4 home and being able to shoot 1.5 hrs of L and 1.5hrs of Ha. It's amazing how much darker skies help an image. I really envy those able to shoot in bortle 1-2! This has been a work in progress over 3 clear nights out of the last week. I have to say, to me, this is the best result I've produced since I started AP last May. I started off on the wrong foot but after so much trial and error this is the moment where I can say "wow, all that time, money, and learning has finally paid off". I hope you enjoy this one even 10% as much as I am!

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Description: Added another 4.5hrs of RGB data. Not much improvement though since it wasn't the best data ever. Most was taken from my bortle 8 yard on a hot hazy night with terrible transparency.

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