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Messier 27 - Dumbbell Nebula


Messier 27 - Dumbbell Nebula

Planetary Nebula - Dumbbell Nebula (M27) (Revised I)
Dates: 24 and 25 August 2023. 3 and 4 September 2023
Location: Ormond Beach, Florida, United States

Notes: Fifth time taken. Total combined time is 6 hours and 57 Minutes. There were 139 pictures stacked on DeepSkyStacker. Each picture was live stacked on SharpCap Pro containing 45 Live Stacked frames at 4 seconds exposure each frame. No darks, bias nor flats were processed. Manual dithering between exposures.

Telescope: Celestron NexStar8SE with Focus Motor
Mount: Celestron CGEM II
Lens: Celestron Reducer/Corrector resulting on a Focal Length of 1280mm and Focal ratio of f/6.3
Resolution: 1.21"/pixel
Camera: SvBONY SV605CC
Filter: Optolong L-Pro

Telescope Mount Control Software: Celestron PWI Telescope Control Software (CPWI) and Starry Night Celestron SE8
Focus Motor Software: Focus Motor Utility Software
Imaging Capturing and Live Stacking Software: SharpCap Pro v4
Stacking Software: DeepSkyStacker 4.2.6
Post Processing Software: PhotoshopCS3, PixInsight_ColorCalibration

Camera Settings Sample:
[SVBONY SV605CC]
FrameType=Light
Output Format=PNG files (*.png)
Colour Space=RGB24
Binning=2
Capture Area=3008x3008
Pan=0
Tilt=0
Black Level=0
USB Speed=1
Frame Rate Limit=Maximum
Gain=507
Exposure=4.000s
Timestamp Frames=Off
White Bal (B)=251
White Bal (G)=234
White Bal ®=244
Sharpness=0
Gamma=0.99
Contrast=50
Cooler Power=71
Temperature=0
Target Temperature=0
Cooler=On
Trail Width=3
Minimum Trail Length=100
Trail Detection Sensitivity=9
Remove Satellite Trails=Off
Background Subtraction=Off
Planet/Disk Stabilization=Off
Banding Threshold=10
Banding Suppression=0
Apply Flat=None
Hot Pixel Sensitivity=5
Subtract Dark=None
NegativeDisplay=0
Display Black Point=0
Display MidTone Point=0.5
Display White Point=1
Notes=
TimeStamp=2023-09-05T00:39:11.0979494Z
SharpCapVersion=4.0.9545.0

Courtesy of Luis Rivera-Lopez






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