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IC 2118 - The Witch's Head, 



    
        

            Timothy Martin & Nic Patridge
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IC 2118 - The Witch's Head

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IC 2118 - The Witch's Head, 



    
        

            Timothy Martin & Nic Patridge
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IC 2118 - The Witch's Head

Imaging telescopes or lenses: William Optics Z61II APO

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI2600MC Pro

Mounts: iOptron CEM25EC

Guiding telescopes or lenses: William Optics 50/200 Guidescope

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI290MM Mini

Focal reducers: William Optics Flat61a Flattener

Software: Nighttime Imaging 'N' Astronomy N.I.N.A. 1.10  ·  Topaz Labs DenoiseAI  ·  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: Pegasus Astro Powerbox Advanced


Dates:March 6, 2021March 7, 2021

Frames: 130x120" (4h 20') (gain: 100.00) -10C bin 1x1

Integration: 4h 20'

Darks: ~30

Flats: ~50

Flat darks: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 23.13 days

Avg. Moon phase: 39.74%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 3.00


Astrometry.net job: 4301059

RA center: 5h 2' 13"

DEC center: -8° 14' 25"

Pixel scale: 1.735 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 179.657 degrees

Field radius: 2.897 degrees


Resolution: 7313x9554

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

Data source: Traveller

Description

Nic and I traveled to Palo Duro Canyon to capture this in some dark skies. We would have liked to have more time, but we were pleasantly surprised at the detail we got considering the exposure time.

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IC 2118 - The Witch's Head, 



    
        

            Timothy Martin & Nic Patridge

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