Cookie consent

AstroBin saves small pieces of text information (cookies) on your device in order to deliver better content and for statistical purposes. You can disable the usage of cookies by changing the settings of your browser. By browsing AstroBin without changing the browser settings, you grant us permission to store that information on your device.

I agree
Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  Bode's nebulae, M 81, M 82, NGC 3031, NGC 3034
Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
Messier 81/82 - Bode's Galaxy and the Cigar - QHY600 - Esprit 150 - LRGB Ha, 



    
        

            Eric Walden
Messier 81/82 - Bode's Galaxy and the Cigar - QHY600 - Esprit 150 - LRGB Ha
Powered byPixInsight

Messier 81/82 - Bode's Galaxy and the Cigar - QHY600 - Esprit 150 - LRGB Ha

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher Esprit 150ED - 150mm f/7

Imaging cameras: QHYCCD QHY600

Mounts: Mesu Optics Mesu-Mount 200 Mk2

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher Esprit 150ED - 150mm f/7

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar x2

Software: PHD2 Guiding  ·  Photoshop CC 2017  ·  Astro Pixel Processor  ·  Seqence Generator Pro

Filters: Astrodon BLUE 50mm - Gen2 E -Series Tru-Balance  ·  Astrodon GREEN 50mm - Gen2 E -Series Tru-Balance  ·  Astrodon RED 50mm - Gen2 E -Series Tru-Balance  ·  Astrodon LUM 50mm - Gen2 E -Series Tru-Balance  ·  Astrodon True-Balance Gen2 E-Series 50mm Ha 3nm

Accessory: Starizona Microtouch Autofocuser  ·  QHYCCD OAG-M  ·  Feathertouch 2" focuser  ·  QHYCCD QHYCFW3-7 Poistion 50mm


Dates:Feb. 28, 2020

Frames:
Astrodon BLUE 50mm - Gen2 E -Series Tru-Balance: 12x300" (gain: 26.00) -15C bin 1x1
Astrodon GREEN 50mm - Gen2 E -Series Tru-Balance: 12x300" (gain: 26.00) -15C bin 1x1
Astrodon LUM 50mm - Gen2 E -Series Tru-Balance: 15x240" (gain: 26.00) -15C bin 1x1
Astrodon RED 50mm - Gen2 E -Series Tru-Balance: 12x300" (gain: 26.00) -15C bin 1x1
Astrodon True-Balance Gen2 E-Series 50mm Ha 3nm: 10x600" (gain: 26.00) -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 5.7 hours

Darks: ~20

Flats: ~20

Flat darks: ~20

Bias: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 4.34 days

Avg. Moon phase: 19.87%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3291833

RA center: 9h 54' 43"

DEC center: +69° 8' 34"

Pixel scale: 0.722 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 92.455 degrees

Field radius: 1.135 degrees


Resolution: 9348x6387

Locations: Starbase Walden, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

Second take on these using long exposure subs. Odd circular optical artifact on the left side. Used Topaz Adjust in PS to get the IFN to show up well.

Comments

Author

flywaldo@gmail.com
Eric Walden
License: None (All rights reserved)
1920
Like

Sky plot

Sky plot

Histogram

Messier 81/82 - Bode's Galaxy and the Cigar - QHY600 - Esprit 150 - LRGB Ha, 



    
        

            Eric Walden