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M 33

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Sky-Watcher 130 PDS f5

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI 294MC Pro (cooled)

Mounts: Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Pro EQMOD

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Guidescope 60mm f=240mm

Guiding cameras: Datyson T7C Guidecam

Software: APP  ·  APT  ·  PHD2 Guiding

Accessory: Baader MPCC


Dates:Sept. 18, 2020

Frames: 119x120" (gain: 120.00) -10C bin 1x1

Integration: 4.0 hours

Darks: ~50

Flats: ~33

Flat darks: ~33

Avg. Moon age: 1.21 days

Avg. Moon phase: 1.64%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00

Temperature: 10.00


Astrometry.net job: 3868448

RA center: 1h 33' 53"

DEC center: +30° 39' 13"

Pixel scale: 1.460 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -14.304 degrees

Field radius: 0.995 degrees


Resolution: 4051x2767

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility

Description

This is my M33 with my Baby Newton 130PDS.
I am amazed at the details even with this small scope, but it needs the field of view with this focal length.

This was an almost perfect night with good seeing and transparency.
The guiding worked well, as did the meridian flip using APT. I only had to sort out 3 images! Three! This is an all time low for me ;-)

The other thing is that my shoddy post-processing knowledge was not needed here. The image is only stretched, LP removal and a little saturation in APP.

Thanks for watching
Mike

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