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Image of the day 10/27/2020

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    Clouds around NGC1333, 


            Anis Abdul
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    Clouds around NGC1333

    Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ 106ED

    Imaging cameras: QHYCCD QHY600m

    Mounts: Astro-Physics AP 900 GTO CP3

    Guiding telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ 106ED

    Guiding cameras: QHYCCD QHY5-L-II-M

    Filters: Chroma RGB  ·  L

    Accessory: QHYCCD OAG-M  ·  QHYCCD CFW3-L 7-position  ·  Gerd Neumann CTU-M68

    Dates:Oct. 10, 2020

    Frames: 117x600"

    Integration: 19.5 hours

    Avg. Moon age: 22.62 days

    Avg. Moon phase: 44.99%

    Astrometry.net job: 3943902

    RA center: 3h 28' 44"

    DEC center: +31° 31' 26"

    Pixel scale: 4.538 arcsec/pixel

    Orientation: 91.710 degrees

    Field radius: 2.256 degrees

    Resolution: 3000x1955

    Data source: Own remote observatory

    Remote source: Stellar Skies LLC


    First light of my rig set at my tiny little observatory at Stellar skies in Pontotoc Texas!

    I got a small observatory closer to Austin that is accessible (it is under 2 hours from my house). After months of dragging my feet, I finally set up the system over at the observatory. I am starting with a widefield setup and hope to get to 2+ m at somepoint.

    There are few things that still need to be worked out - Roof control is still manual and it is a bit unnerving not to have automatic closing of roof in case of bad weather :)

    There is still work to be done tuning the CTU to fix tilt but it is manageable.

    I absolutely love dusty targets in broadband and most of my widefield images are from my backyard in Austin and I could only manage narrowband. So my first target is in the Perseus region with its tons of interesting targets. NGC1333 has always been very interesting and I went after it with 10 minute subs. The result has been delightfully dusty! I really like how this turned out.

    This has been processed in Pixinsight and finished in Photoshop.


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    Clouds around NGC1333, 


            Anis Abdul