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North America and Pelican, 



    
        

            Marco Gulino
North America and Pelican
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North America and Pelican

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North America and Pelican, 



    
        

            Marco Gulino
North America and Pelican
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North America and Pelican

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
William Optics Redcat 51
Imaging Cameras
ZWO ASI094MC Pro
Mounts
iOptron CEM40
Filters
Optolong L-eNhance
Software
PixInsight · GuLinux.net AstroPhoto Plus · Stark Labs PHD2 (OpenPHD)
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
365Astronomy 50mm Guidescope
Guiding Cameras
ZWO ASI178MM

Acquisition details

Dates:
May 29, 2020 ·  May 31, 2020
Frames:
Optolong L-eNhance: 81x300" (6h 45') (gain: 100.00) -10C bin 1x1
Integration:
6h 45'
Darks:
500
Flats:
200
Avg. Moon age:
7.78 days
Avg. Moon phase:
54.13%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
8.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3573303

RA center: 20h57m11s.5

DEC center: +44°0957

Pixel scale: 3.433 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 19.999 degrees

Field radius: 4.343 degrees

Resolution: 7417x5288

Locations: Ealing, London, London, United Kingdom

Data source: Backyard

Description

Given the unusual stride of sunny days and clear nights, and the lockdown in force, forcing me to stay indoors instead of searching for dark places, but also offering more time for imaging at the same time, I decided to take a few steps in doing more "garden astrophotography".

This is my first experiment with some new equipment: an Optolong L-Enhance narrowband filter, and a iOptron CEM40. The first allows me to image many targets even from heavily light polluted skies (here in London, Bortle 8 or 9), the latter allows for longer exposures, a necessity using narrowband.

Full story: https://blog.gulinux.net/en/blog/2020-06-01-backyard-deep-sky-north-america-and-pelican

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North America and Pelican, 



    
        

            Marco Gulino

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