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Observatory Parameters
May 27
Lat. 39.0, Lon. -77.5
Clouds: Seeing:
Waxing Gibbous
18:35 04:54
NGC 404 - My Second AP Image This is my 2nd AP image ever taken. I was experimenting with the scope and mount and also with aiming the scope to a bright star in the constellation Andromeda. Secretly I was trying to hit the Andromeda Galaxy! Frames: 5x30" (gain: 30.00) bin 2x2
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NGC 404, Astrophotography by Jirair_Afarian


  • Imaging telescope / lens: Explore Scientific 102mm ED CF O triplet ED 102 CF
  • Imaging camera: Altair Hypercam 183C
  • Mount: iOptron iEQ30 Pro
  • Guiding telescope / lens: Starwave 50mm guidscope Starwave
  • Guiding camera: Altair Astro GP Cam 130 mono Altair
  • Accessories: Focal reducer Altair Lightwave 0.8 Reducer/Flattener Altair Lightwave
  • Processed with: APT - Astro Photography Tool APT 2. 43
    DeepSkyStacker (DSS) Deepskystacker 3.3. 2
    Photoshop CC 2017 Photoshop

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Spatial Info

  • Image Size: 2,713 x 1,812 pixels
  • Image Scale: 1.570 arcsec / pixel
  • Visual Field: 1º 10' 58''
  • RA Center: 1h 08m 38s
  • DEC Center: 35º 23' 05''
  • Orientation: 44.881 degrees E of N

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