Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Sculptor (Scl)  ·  Contains:  NGC 253  ·  Sculptor galaxy
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Sculptor Galaxy 28/09/19

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Sculptor Galaxy 28/09/19

Imaging telescopes or lenses: MEADE LX200 10" ACF Meade LX200

Imaging cameras: Nikon D750

Mounts: NEQ6 Pro

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI 224MC


Dates:Sept. 28, 2019

Frames: 9x300" (45')

Integration: 45'

Avg. Moon age: 29.22 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.11%


Astrometry.net job: 2972321

RA center: 0h 47' 30"

DEC center: -25° 18' 42"

Pixel scale: 0.451 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 145.296 degrees

Field radius: 0.454 degrees


Resolution: 6032x4032

Locations: Back yard, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Data source: Backyard

Description

The Sculptor Galaxy, was my primary target for that weekend. Took images over two nights, but lost 17 of the images to poor quality. First night, after passing the meridian, I had some anomaly happen which caused guiding to get stuck dithering during imaging (?) wrecking 5 images hilariously. Second night, focus/collimation wasn't as good, as such the images were very poor quality in comparison, and thus rejected from integration.

Final result was from 9 guided, 5minute images at ISO-1600, with no flat calibration as I forgot to take flats before rotating the camera post meridian flip.

This makes my last image done from this 'holiday', now all I need is more nights off of work, and less clouds.

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Sculptor Galaxy  28/09/19, 



    
        

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