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LBN 777 Baby Eagle Nebula, 


            Giovanni Paglioli
LBN 777 Baby Eagle Nebula
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LBN 777 Baby Eagle Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi Tsa 102  ·  Takahashi Epsilon 210

Imaging cameras: SBIG ST-8300-M  ·  QSI 683 wsg

Mounts: Astro-Physics Mach1 GTO  ·  10 Micron GM2000 HPS

Guiding cameras: Lodestar

Software: Maxim DL  ·  CCDStack 2+  ·  ESA/ESO/NASA NASA Fits Liberator  ·  photoshop

Filters: Astrodon E-series 2 LRGB

Dates:Dec. 14, 2020

Frames: 87x600"

Integration: 14.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 29.33 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.04%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4123941

RA center: 4h 4' 29"

DEC center: +26° 25' 1"

Pixel scale: 1.782 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 194.752 degrees

Field radius: 1.008 degrees

Resolution: 3245x2460

Locations: Bellosguardo, Bellosguardo, Salerno, Italy

Data source: Traveller


Finally, on the very last day of this horrible 2020, I'm publishing a new image hoping for a better 2021...
I was able to spend an entire winter night shooting at just this subject togheter with my friend Maurizio Mollica. We where lucky enough to spot one single night of good weather in Italy on this December. We went to a quite dark place where trasparency was good enough to make an attempt at this faint dusty nebula. The seeing was not good (between 4" and 5") and also some very thin clouds passed along the night. Humidity was high in the sky so some scatter has happened to many frames but I decided to use it anyway to increase overall SNR. We've used two setups in parallel shooting at the same target, mine was my usual "portable" one with the Takahashi Epsilon 210 and the one of Maurizio has a Takahashi TSA 102 coupled with a SBIG 8300 on a 10Micron GM2000HPS.
Thogheter we've collected more tha 9 hours of luminance data and about 2 hours of each RGB channel.
Anyway thanks to Maurizio for sharing his data with me and happy new year to all of You!



Giovanni Paglioli

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LBN 777 Baby Eagle Nebula, 


            Giovanni Paglioli