Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Sculptor (Scl)  ·  Contains:  NGC 300
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NGC 300

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

Imaging cameras: Nikon D750

Mounts: NEQ6 Pro

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI 224MC

Software: Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight


Dates:Sept. 30, 2019

Frames: 1x1800" (30')

Integration: 30'

Avg. Moon age: 2.00 days

Avg. Moon phase: 4.46%


Astrometry.net job: 2968272

RA center: 0h 54' 56"

DEC center: -37° 40' 43"

Pixel scale: 0.451 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 146.761 degrees

Field radius: 0.454 degrees


Resolution: 6032x4032

Locations: Back yard, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Data source: Backyard

Description

A single, guided 30 minutes exposure at ISO-640, test photo taken just before light. I had decided to collect some more images, but the weather turned so I'm currently left with only the single (noisy) image, without flat calibrations.

I attempted to clean it up a bit, difficult as always without taking it too far. Tried a partial arcsinh stretch followed by regular histogram stretch in order to not get the red/blue edges around stars like the previous few. I also think that I had some focus/collimation issues this session, so should be able to do better in theory.

Overall, it came mediocre, particularly when not looked at full size, as it's still very noisy etc

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