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Leo Triplet - first night, 



    
        

            Caspian Ray
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Leo Triplet - first night

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Leo Triplet - first night, 



    
        

            Caspian Ray
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Leo Triplet - first night

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Explore Scientific ED 102 CF Triplet ED APO Refractor Apo

Imaging cameras: Atik Horizon color pwr

Mounts: Losmandy GM811G

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion 60mm Guide Scope

Guiding cameras: Orion Starshoot autoguider

Software: Atik Artemis

Filters: Astronomik L2 UV/IR Cut


Dates:Jan. 12, 2021

Frames: 420x20" (2h 20')

Integration: 2h 20'

Avg. Moon age: 28.79 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.63%


Astrometry.net job: 4147739

RA center: 11h 19' 22"

DEC center: +13° 9' 39"

Pixel scale: 0.691 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -88.568 degrees

Field radius: 1.030 degrees


Resolution: 8700x6270

Locations: Front Porch, Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

Last night was the first clear night it a while. It was also the last night of quarantine for me.

I am going to try to get more time on this one. Gosh I would like to have 24 hours on, but would probably settle for 10. These short exposures are really making me happy because I get to be so selective.

This is 2 hours and 20 minutes in 20 second exposures. I was going to wait to post the final image, but I noticed what looks like a small comet or something just off center to the right. It definitely looks like something is moving. Maybe it was equipment or stacking. We will see if it has moved tonight.

Clear skies my friends.

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Leo Triplet - first night, 



    
        

            Caspian Ray

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