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Observatory Parameters
May 24
Lat. 39.0, Lon. -77.5
Clouds: Seeing:
Waxing Gibbous
15:30 03:21
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Soul Nebula, Astrophotography by setheddy


  • Imaging telescope / lens: GSO Ritchey-Chrétien 254/2000 mm
  • Imaging camera: QSI (Quantum Scientific Imaging) 532 wsg
  • Mount: Equatorial AP 900
  • Guiding telescope / lens: GSO Ritchey-Chrétien 254/2000 mm
  • Guiding camera: Starlight XPress loadstar
  • Processed with: Photoshop

Frames / Subs

  • Lights (filter H-alpha): 16 x 900 sec
  • Total integration time: 4:00 hours


  • Camera sensor temperature: -15.0 ºC
  • Binning: 1x1

Spatial Info

  • Image Size: 2,120 x 1,430 pixels
  • Image Scale: 0.990 arcsec / pixel
  • Visual Field: 0º 34' 57''
  • RA Center: 2h 56m 12s
  • DEC Center: 60º 42' 10''
  • Orientation: 91.933 degrees E of N

Sky Maps



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