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    The Heart of the Eagle Nebula ("Pillars of Creation"), 



    
        

            Logan Carpenter
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    The Heart of the Eagle Nebula ("Pillars of Creation")

    Image of the day 09/07/2022

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      The Heart of the Eagle Nebula ("Pillars of Creation"), 



    
        

            Logan Carpenter
      The Heart of the Eagle Nebula ("Pillars of Creation")
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      The Heart of the Eagle Nebula ("Pillars of Creation")

      Acquisition details

      Dates:
      Aug. 11, 2022 ·  Aug. 22, 2022 ·  Aug. 23, 2022
      Frames:
      Antlia 3nm Narrowband H-alpha 2": 45×300(3h 45′) (gain: 100.00) -10°C bin 1×1
      Antlia 3nm Narrowband Oxygen III 2": 16×300(1h 20′) (gain: 100.00) -10°C bin 1×1
      Antlia 3nm Narrowband Sulfur II 2": 53×300(4h 25′) (gain: 100.00) -10°C bin 1×1
      Integration:
      9h 30′
      Avg. Moon age:
      21.75 days
      Avg. Moon phase:
      44.44%
      Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
      5.00

      Basic astrometry details

      Astrometry.net job: 6205984

      RA center: 18h18m54s.10

      DEC center: -13°5118

      Pixel scale: 0.618 arcsec/pixel

      Orientation: 88.981 degrees

      Field radius: 0.328 degrees

      Resolution: 3170x2130

      File size: 38.7 MB

      Locations: Castor Bay, Auckland, New Zealand

      Data source: Backyard

      Description

      Thought it was time to let the Mead 10inch SCT to have a turn in the observatory and enjoy some shelter from the wind. Also, the weather has been so abysmal, it was unlikely that I was going to get a night where I would risk setting up the Meade out on the driveway while the SkyWatcher enjoyed the security of the observatory.
      The Esatto robotic focuser has certainly improved the reliability of focus runs on the scope and the Optec 0.63 focal reducer has helped speed up the Meade's f/10 focal ration just a bit.

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