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The Owl Nebula (M97) and the Surfboard Galaxy (M108)

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The Owl Nebula (M97) and the Surfboard Galaxy (M108), 



    
        

            Benjamin Csizi
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The Owl Nebula (M97) and the Surfboard Galaxy (M108)

Imaging telescopes or lenses: SkyWatcher Esprit 100ED Super APO

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600MM Pro

Mounts: iOptron CEM60

Guiding telescopes or lenses: SkyWatcher Esprit 100ED Super APO

Guiding cameras: ToupTek G3M178C

Focal reducers: Skywatcher Fieldflattener for Esprit 100 ED

Software: Open PHD Guiding PHD 2  ·  PixInsight  ·  Seqence Generator Pro

Filters: Baader Blue 36mm  ·  Baader Green 36mm  ·  Baader L 36mm  ·  Baader Red 36mm

Accessory: PrimaLuceLab Sesto Senso 2  ·  ZWO OAG  ·  ZWO EFW 36 mm Filter Wheel  ·  iOptron iPolar  ·  Startech Industrial USB3 Hub  ·  Thousand Oaks Optical Dew Controller  ·  West Mountain Radio RIGrunner 4005H


Dates:April 10, 2020April 11, 2020

Frames:
Baader Blue 36mm: 40x180" (gain: 76.00) -15C bin 1x1
Baader Green 36mm: 40x180" (gain: 76.00) -15C bin 1x1
Baader L 36mm: 60x120" (gain: 65.00) -15C bin 1x1
Baader Red 36mm: 40x180" (gain: 76.00) -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 8.0 hours

Darks: ~50

Flats: ~30

Flat darks: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 18.07 days

Avg. Moon phase: 87.88%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00


Astrometry.net job: 3406956

RA center: 11h 13' 16"

DEC center: +55° 23' 15"

Pixel scale: 1.415 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 84.495 degrees

Field radius: 1.089 degrees


Resolution: 4468x3284

Locations: Home, Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany

Data source: Backyard

Description

This image shows the planetary nebula M97, known as the Owl Nebula and the barred spiral galaxy M108, the Surfboard Galaxy.
Only 8h of total integration time over the last two nights with my Esprit 100ED and an ASI1600MM Pro went into this image, while the moon was still below the horizon for most of the time. This is my first image of a planetary nebula and I am quite happy with it :)

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