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NGC 6960 Witch's Broom  Nebula, 



    
        

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NGC 6960 Witch's Broom Nebula

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NGC 6960 Witch's Broom  Nebula, 



    
        

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NGC 6960 Witch's Broom Nebula

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Stellarvue SVX152T F/8

Imaging cameras: QHYCCD QHY600M

Mounts: Software Bisque MX+

Guiding cameras: Starlight Express UltraStar Mono

Focal reducers: Stellarvue SFFX-1 Flattener

Software: Software Bisque The Sky X Pro

Filters: Chroma 3nm SHO set

Accessory: QHYCCD OAG-M  ·  Moonlite Nitecrawler WR35  ·  Pegasus Astro Ultimate Powerbox v2 UPBv2


Dates:Sept. 29, 2020Sept. 30, 2020Oct. 1, 2020Oct. 2, 2020Oct. 3, 2020

Frames:Chroma 3nm SHO set: 52x900" (13h) -9C bin 1x1

Integration: 13h

Darks: ~12

Flats: ~36

Flat darks: ~36

Avg. Moon age: 14.41 days

Avg. Moon phase: 98.04%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00

Mean SQM: 18.70

Mean FWHM: 1.78

Temperature: 20.00


Astrometry.net job: 3948881

RA center: 20h 46' 9"

DEC center: +30° 36' 14"

Pixel scale: 0.618 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -90.839 degrees

Field radius: 0.841 degrees


Resolution: 8227x5270

Locations: Home Base, Del Mar, CA, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

Halloween appropriate target. Witch's Broom in NB (SHO) Hubble palette.

The Chroma 3nm NB filters do a great job with moonlight. Spikes in stars are due to an issue with the optics in the SVX152T. I really need about 10 hours of data per channel to make this easier to process in PI. Many thanks to Ron Brecher (AstroDoc) for showing me the post processing needed for this data.

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NGC 6960 Witch's Broom  Nebula, 



    
        

            Gene

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