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M45 209x20s ISO800 1h9m40s V4 annotated


M45 209x20s ISO800 1h9m40s V4 annotated

First image with my new refractor. I couldn't figure out how to get PHD2 to talk to the mount and didn't want to mess with it on a gorgeous night so this is unguided.

Date: Jan. 1, 2019
Frames: 209x20s ISO800, 30 darks, 36 flats, 40 bias
Total time: 1 hour 9 mins. 40 secs.
Bortle Dark-Sky scale: 6
Temperature: 4C
Imaging camera: Canon T2i (unmodded)
Telescope: William Optics ZenithStar 73, 430mm, f/5.9, William Optics FLAT73A 1:1 Flattener
Mount: Orion Sirius EQ-G Computerized GoTo Telescope Mount
Software: Backyard EOS, DSS

Special thanks to Steve for reprocessing my image and making it better. He pulled out more nebulosity/dust clouds while retaining the colors that I somehow botched and lost.






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