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Cat paw and NGC 6357

Posted: May 19th, 2009



Bigger size: 2000x1424

DATE
May 19th, 2009

PHOTO
Exposure time:
L: 10x10'
RGB: 4x10' each channel
Total: 3.6 hours
Focal: 510mm, f/5

EQUIPMENT
Imaging scope: FSQ106 EDX
Camera: STL11000
Guiding camera: StarShoot Autoguider
Mount: Takahashi EM400

SITE & CONDITIONS
Lake San Antonio, California
Seeing: Bad
Transparency: Excellent

SOFTWARE
Stacking: DeepSkyStacker
Processing: PixInsight & Photoshop

COMMENTS
These two objects are very low on the horizon where I live. Although I drove 2.5 hours all the way down to Lake San Antonio to image this, we're still talking about a N35.5 degrees latitude. Guiding was the worst I've had in a very long time (seeing was pretty bad this low on the horizon), but the short focal length helped here.

So because of all these challenges, basically my goal wasn't so much to take a breathtaking image but mainly being able to say "got it!".

Got it! ;-)



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Comments

Zoila Miranda (Contact, Page), July 16th, 2009, 5:35
Rogelio esta foto está muy linda , porque APOD no la escogió para presentarla en la foto del dIa...está magistralmente clara y definida. Te felicito.

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