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Space Bacteria? NGC1968 and friends, 



    
        

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Space Bacteria? NGC1968 and friends

Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
Space Bacteria? NGC1968 and friends, 



    
        

            robonrome
Space Bacteria? NGC1968 and friends
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Space Bacteria? NGC1968 and friends

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
APM LZOS 130/780
Imaging Cameras
ZWO ASI294MM Pro
Mounts
iOptron CEM70
Filters
Antlia SII 3.5nm · Antlia 3.5nm Ha · Antlia 3.5nm OIII
Accessories
PRIMALUCE LAB Eagle 3s · ZWO EFW 36mm · ZWO EAF Focuser · PrimaLuceLab ECCO ECCO · Teleskop-Service TSFLAT TSFLAT2.5
Software
Aries Production astro pixel processor · Photoshop CC · StarTools 1.7
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
PrimaLuceLab 240mm guide scope
Guiding Cameras
zwo asi224 mc

Acquisition details

Dates:
April 26, 2021
Frames:
33x300" (2h 45')
Integration:
2h 45'
Avg. Moon age:
14.00 days
Avg. Moon phase:
99.33%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4469983

RA center: 05h30m48s.2

DEC center: -67°2132

Pixel scale: 2.455 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 181.580 degrees

Field radius: 0.834 degrees

Resolution: 2032x1362

Data source: Backyard

Description

Looking a little like microscopic bacterium on a lab slide is this scattered collection of nebula in the neighbourhood of the Tarantua Nebula.

I'm a little reluctant to upload this as it really needs a lot more time for a fair image. This has less than 3hours integration (less than an hour on each of Ha, OIII and SII), but with this target setting earlier I've moved to other subjects for the little bit of cloud strewn image time that comes my way. So a case of post what I have or wait till next year. I'll post it now and will try again next year to see how my skills have progressed - let's hope :-)

Stacked into separate SHO channels using APP and processed in Startools and finished in PS.

To get a barely "useable" image from the data I had, I needed to bin down to 50% in Startools to manage the noise levels and even then it is a bit of a stretch. So there's not much to zoom here. What you see is what you get ;-)

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Space Bacteria? NGC1968 and friends, 



    
        

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