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Wide field - Pillars of creation in M16 - first light from 300 /1200 newton, 



    
        

            Arnaud Peel
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            Arnaud Peel
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Wide field - Pillars of creation in M16 - first light from 300 /1200 newton

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: LACERTA NEWTON NEWTON 300 F4 /1200mm

Imaging cameras: ZWO 1600mm Cooled Pro

Mounts: AstroPhysics AP1100 CP3

Guiding telescopes or lenses: LACERTA NEWTON NEWTON 300 F4 /1200mm

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI290M

Software: PHD Labs PHD 2 Guiding  ·  PinInsight 1.8  ·  SGP Pro

Filters: Baader OIII 8.5nm 36mm Baader  ·  Baader Ha 7nm 36mm Baader  ·  Baader SII 8nm 36mm Baader


Dates:Aug. 24, 2019

Frames: 156x300" (13h)

Integration: 13h

Avg. Moon age: 23.00 days

Avg. Moon phase: 40.96%


RA center: 18h18m50s.272

DEC center: -13°5219.29

Pixel scale: 0.651 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -0.028 degrees

Field radius: 0.506 degrees

More info:Open 


Resolution: 4498x3322

Locations: DeepSkyChile, Ovalle, Chile

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility

Description

First Lights from my newton 300/1200 LACERTA , thanks to Tommy Nawratil for the building of this setup !

I started this project too late in the season , and M16 is declining lower on the horizon night after night. From France , the target is not very high and shrinks the time period to get it !

Nonetheless , I succeeded to get with enough Halpha at 300s, then I reduce the exposure for SII and OIII at 180s for such a bright object , it works fine. More subs mean less noise in the integrated master, if the signal is present.

7 nights : 10, 12, 13, 15, 22, 23, 24 of August

49 SII Subs @180s (gain 139, -20°C)

50 OIII Subs @180s (gain 139, -20°C)

57 HalphaSubs @300s (gain 139, -20°C)

=> 156 subs @300s about 13hours of exposure

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Wide field - Pillars of creation in M16 - first light from 300 /1200 newton, 



    
        

            Arnaud Peel