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Flame and Horsehead, 



    
        

            Craine
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Flame and Horsehead

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Flame and Horsehead, 



    
        

            Craine
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Flame and Horsehead

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Astro-Tech AT72ED II

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASi071MC Pro

Mounts: iOptron CEM25P

Guiding telescopes or lenses: QHYCCD miniGuideScope 130 mm f/4.3

Guiding cameras: QHYCCD QHY5III-224C

Focal reducers: William Optics Flat73R

Software: Photoshop  ·  Astro Pixel Processor

Filters: Astronomik 2" L2 UV/IR Cut


Dates:Feb. 9, 2021Feb. 10, 2021

Frames:
Astronomik 2" L2 UV/IR Cut: 67x180" (3h 21') (gain: 90.00) -25C bin 1x1
Astronomik 2" L2 UV/IR Cut: 68x5" (5' 40") (gain: 90.00) -25C bin 1x1
Astronomik 2" L2 UV/IR Cut: 68x60" (1h 8') (gain: 90.00) -25C bin 1x1

Integration: 4h 34' 40"

Darks: 32

Flats: 32

Bias: 128

Avg. Moon age: 27.72 days

Avg. Moon phase: 3.96%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 6.00


Astrometry.net job: 4215580

RA center: 5h 41' 32"

DEC center: -2° 19' 49"

Pixel scale: 2.861 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -85.930 degrees

Field radius: 1.903 degrees


Resolution: 3733x2986

Locations: Home, Lakeville, Minnesota, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

I decided that the next target on my list would be the Flame and Horsehead nebulae, since they are pretty well positioned and I can frame them pretty well with my new gear.

Taken over two nights, I used NINA to capture 5, 60, and 180 second exposures. Each morning I also took flats, as I am trying to be more consistent with my calibration files.

I'm pretty happy with the results, especially for only doing about an hour's worth of processing.

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Flame and Horsehead, 



    
        

            Craine