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NGC2264 - ASTAP Stack

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Astrometry.net job: 4341704

RA center: 6h 39' 55"

DEC center: +10° 6' 1"

Pixel scale: 3.938 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 96.209 degrees

Field radius: 1.503 degrees


Resolution: 2246x1586

Locations: Black Dog Observatory, Canada, Canada

Data source: Backyard

Description

This image was produced with old data, but with a new stacking software called Astrometric Stacking Program or ASTAP. ASTAP is developed by Han Kleijn.

The stack is made up of 240 seconds exposure frames using S-II, Ha and O-III NB high speed Baader filters.

I came across the word ASTAP in a document called 'StarTools Manual 1.7'.

I like the way, ASTAP allows the user to review and examine the light frames and how frames are selected by different quality parameters. Works well for me!

My learning, a clean stack creates a better image.

Thank you Han, for your great ASTAP software!
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