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Image of the day 01/27/2020

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    Messier 78, 



    
        

            Casey Good
    Messier 78
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    Image of the day 01/27/2020

    Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
      Messier 78, 



    
        

            Casey Good
      Messier 78
      Powered byPixInsight

      Equipment

      Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
      Astrophysics Riccardi-Honders Astrograph 305mm F/3,8
      Imaging Cameras
      SBIG STX-16803
      Filters
      Ha · L · B · G · R

      Acquisition details

      Dates:
      Jan. 22, 2020
      Frames:
      B: 34x300" (2h 50') bin 1x1
      G: 29x300" (2h 25') bin 1x1
      Ha: 28x1200" (9h 20') bin 1x1
      L: 60x300" (5h) bin 1x1
      R: 32x300" (2h 40') bin 1x1
      Integration:
      22h 15'
      Avg. Moon age:
      27.22 days
      Avg. Moon phase:
      5.92%

      Basic astrometry details

      Astrometry.net job: 3199716

      RA center: 05h47m15s.4

      DEC center: +00°1207

      Pixel scale: 1.661 arcsec/pixel

      Orientation: 1.415 degrees

      Field radius: 1.021 degrees

      Resolution: 2956x3291

      Data source: Amateur hosting facility

      Remote source: DeepSkyWest

      Description

      Messier 78... I've lost count of how many times I've processed this image. I decided to loop back to it with a few new tricks, and it is the best so far I feel. Blended in some extra Ha data this time to make it pop.

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      Messier 78, 



    
        

            Casey Good