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Observatory Parameters
Feb 23
Lat. 39.0, Lon. -77.5
Clouds: Seeing:
First Quarter
11:33 01:00
M24 and Vicinity M24 is actually a difficult object because if its dynamic range in brightness and density of stars. By adding more subs, I think the final is a better rendition than the original. Frames: 52x90" ISO1000 61x75" ISO1250 Location: Eldorado (6767' elev), @ Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
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Omega or Swan Nebula, Astrophotography by Northern Nights


  • Imaging telescope / lens: Nikon NIKKOR 180 F2,8 AIS ED
  • Imaging camera: Nikon D7000 (unmodified) - modified
  • Mount: Astrotrac 320X-AG
  • Guiding telescope / lens: Nikon NIKKOR 180 F2,8 AIS ED
  • Processed with: Photoshop CS 6 Adobe
    Noel Carboni's Astro Tools for PhotoShop Noel Carboni Actions
    PIXINSIGHT PixInsinght 1.8 RC7

Frames / Subs




Spatial Info

  • Image Size: 4,948 x 3,280 pixels
  • Image Scale: 5.455 arcsec / pixel
  • Visual Field: 7º 29' 13''
  • RA Center: 18h 19m 22s
  • DEC Center: -18º 18' 38''
  • Orientation: -167.999 degrees E of N

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