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Observatory Parameters
Feb 18
Clouds: Seeing:
Waxing Crescent
08:36 20:44
M24 Region 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 d7100
  • Mount: Sirius EQ-G
  • 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

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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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