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Observatory Parameters
Feb 18
Lat. 39.0, Lon. -77.5
Clouds: Seeing:
Waxing Crescent
08:36 20:44
Horse-head and flame nebula No bias, no flat. Frames: 57x120" Location: MVO (Mobile Valbona Observatory), Travacò Siccomario, Pavia, Italy
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Flame Nebula, Astrophotography by Ananke

Equipment

  • Imaging telescope / lens: Skywatcher 80/600 BlackDiamond ED- O
  • Imaging camera: Canon 40D modified - modified
  • Mount: iOptron iEQ45 Pro
  • Guiding telescope / lens: Skywatcher 70/500 achromatic
  • Guiding camera: M5m
  • Accessories: Focal reducer Unknown 0.85x /Corrector for the ED80
  • Processed with: DeepSkyStacker
    O'Telescope BackyardEOS
    PHD2 Guiding

Frames / Subs

  • Lights: 57 x 120 sec
  • Total integration time: 1:54 hours

Acquisition

  • Date: Sun Jan 21st 2018
  • Seeing: 3 / 5
  • Transparency: 2 / 5
  • Sky darkness: 4 / 9
  • Ambient temperature: 1.0 ºC
  • Camera sensor temperature: 10.0 ºC
  • Binning: 1x1
  • ISO: 800

Spatial Info

  • Image Size: 3,604 x 2,202 pixels
  • Image Scale: 2.423 arcsec / pixel
  • Visual Field: 2º 25' 22''
  • RA Center: 5h 40m 34s
  • DEC Center: -2º 25' 05''
  • Orientation: 94.697 degrees E of N

Sky Maps

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