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NGC 4038 and 4039 - The Antennae Galaxies, 



    
        

            Timothy Martin & Nic Patridge
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NGC 4038 and 4039 - The Antennae Galaxies

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NGC 4038 and 4039 - The Antennae Galaxies, 



    
        

            Timothy Martin & Nic Patridge
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NGC 4038 and 4039 - The Antennae Galaxies

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron Edge 1100 HD

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI2400MC Pro

Mounts: Celestron CGX-L

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Celestron OAG

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI174MM

Software: Topaz Labs DenoiseAI  ·  Nighttime Imaging 'N' Astronomy N.I.N.A. 1.10  ·  Aries Productions Astro Pixel Precessor v1.082  ·  Open PHD Guiding PHD2 2.6.9  ·  Pixinsight 1.8  ·  Topaz Labs Topaz Studio II  ·  Adobe Photoshop CC 2020

Accessory: Celestron Focus Motor  ·  Pegasus Astro Powerbox Advanced


Dates:March 8, 2021

Frames: 300x60" (5h) (gain: 160.00) -8C bin 1x1

Integration: 5h

Darks: ~30

Flats: ~50

Flat darks: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 24.68 days

Avg. Moon phase: 24.33%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 3.00


Astrometry.net job: 4330140

RA center: 12h 1' 52"

DEC center: -18° 52' 33"

Pixel scale: 0.437 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 96.647 degrees

Field radius: 0.285 degrees


Resolution: 3466x3175

Locations: Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Canyon, Texas, United States

Data source: Traveller

Description

This image, impossible to capture at home in Dallas, was the reason for our recent dark-sky trip to Palo Duro Canyon. It may not be the best image of these objects on Astrobin, but it's one we fought hard for while freezing off our globular clusters in the windy panhandle of Texas. The stick-and-bubble-gum contraptions we had to contrive to make this happen were somewhat comical at times, but they worked flawlessly. For example, our Cat6 cable wasn't quite long enough to reach from the cabin to the scope, so we had to take a screen off of a kitchen window, run the cable over the sink to the outside, run it trough a wooden horse fence to a small 6-port hub and then attach another cable to that to reach the telescope. Good times!

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NGC 4038 and 4039 - The Antennae Galaxies, 



    
        

            Timothy Martin & Nic Patridge