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Observatory Parameters
Feb 19
Clouds: Seeing:
Waxing Crescent
09:07 21:46
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Eagle (or Star Queen) Nebula, Astrophotography by Doug_Alcona


  • Imaging telescope / lens: Meade Catadioptric 8inches LX80
  • Imaging camera: Canon T4i (CMOS)
  • Mount: Equatorial Celestron AVX
  • Guiding camera: Orion Starshoot Autoguider (CCD)
  • Processed with: PHD Guiding (Stark Labs)
    Backyard EOS

Frames / Subs




Spatial Info

  • Image Size: 779 x 599 pixels
  • Image Scale: 1.817 arcsec / pixel
  • Visual Field: 0º 23' 35''
  • RA Center: 18h 18m 54s
  • DEC Center: -13º 50' 31''
  • Orientation: -177.535 degrees E of N

Sky Maps



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