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C31 -- Flaming Star Nebula

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Ben Sheffer

C31 -- Flaming Star Nebula

Telescope: Celestron Nexstar 5 SE OTA
Additional Optics: f/6.3 reducer/corrector; ZWO Duo Band Filter (Narrow Band OIII and Halpha)

Mount: Meade LX85
Auto-guider: Orion Starshoot Autoguider + 8x50 mm guide scope; PHD2

Camera: Canon T1i (unmodified)
Sub Frame Exposure Time: 600 s
ISO: 1600
Number of Sub frames: 21 (Narrow Band)
Number of Darks: 13
Number of Biases: 25
Number of Flats: 10
Number of Flat Darks: 25

Sky Quality: Class 8 Bortle

Processing software: ImagesPlus for aligning, stacking, and stretching

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