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Observatory Parameters
May 27
Lat. 39.0, Lon. -77.5
Clouds: Seeing:
Waxing Gibbous
18:35 04:54
KPP is usually a very good dark sky site but that weekend was less than stellar
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Rosette Nebula, Astrophotography by macdude67

Equipment

  • Imaging telescope / lens: Explore Scientific ED Refractor 127/952 mm
  • Imaging camera: SBIG STF-8300M
  • Mount: Equatorial Celestron CGEM DX
  • Processed with: MaxIm DL (Cyanogen)

Frames / Subs

  • Lights (filter Luminance): 22 x 300 sec
  • Lights (filter Red): 20 x 120 sec
  • Lights (filter Green): 20 x 120 sec
  • Lights (filter Blue): 20 x 120 sec
  • Total integration time: 3:50 hours

Acquisition

  • Date: Sat Apr 14th 2018
  • Seeing: 4 / 5
  • Transparency: 4 / 5
  • Sky darkness: 2 / 9
  • Ambient temperature: 65.0 ºF

Spatial Info

  • Image Size: 3,153 x 2,461 pixels
  • Image Scale: 1.465 arcsec / pixel
  • Visual Field: 1º 17' 04''
  • RA Center: 6h 32m 02s
  • DEC Center: 4º 55' 12''
  • Orientation: -90.616 degrees E of N

Sky Maps

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Comments

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