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Contains:  Double cluster, NGC 869, NGC 884, The star 7Per
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First Light - QHY183M, The Double Cluster, 



    
        

            Scott
First Light - QHY183M, The Double Cluster
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First Light - QHY183M, The Double Cluster

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Dates:Jan. 7, 2020

Frames:
Optolong Blue - 1.25": 20x30" (gain: 11.00) bin 1x1
Optolong Green - 1.25": 20x30" (gain: 11.00) bin 1x1
Optolong Lum 1.25": 20x30" (gain: 11.00) bin 1x1
Optolong Red - 1.25": 20x30" (gain: 11.00) bin 1x1

Integration: 0.7 hours

Avg. Moon age: 11.36 days

Avg. Moon phase: 87.41%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3172772

RA center: 2h 20' 41"

DEC center: +57° 10' 37"

Pixel scale: 1.725 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 84.614 degrees

Field radius: 0.764 degrees


Resolution: 2672x1742

Locations: Home Observatory, Haneytown, New Brunswick, Canada

Data source: Backyard

Description

Finally got some clear sky to test the QHY183M. Whenever I get new gear, my go to object, no pun intended, is the Double Cluster. It is a good test for star colour, focus and field flatness. I think I managed to get all three of the criteria here. The moon was bright and I was dodging clouds but I managed to get 10 subs per filter, enough to produce an image. Imaging with a CMOS is a different world than a CCD, still lots to learn but that is all part of the challenge of AP. I think I am going to like this camera! Thanks for looking.

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Scott
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First Light - QHY183M, The Double Cluster, 



    
        

            Scott