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Monthly Observing Challenge June 2019

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#26 roelb

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Posted 01 July 2019 - 03:36 PM

Your NGC 6946 is really good! How much Gain did you have?

I've used gain 350.

note: I edited the mount used, it was the 6 SE (not Evo 8).


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#27 rave3c0

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Posted 02 July 2019 - 04:02 AM

Hello all!  This was actually my image run from the 5th of June and unfortunately my only run of the month, didn't get time to go through the images and post until now.  It was a good clear enough night, the temps were comfy, and the wife even hung out for a bit and enjoyed the dark skies with some wine and conversation while I set up.  I wish could have tried the others on the list, probably still will, why not right! smile.gif
 
Just for fun I used the 224mc to do a timelapse of the telescope setup via a Raspberry Pi 3B+ with Allsky freeware. Posted on youtube as unlisted, its a fast 18s vid but at half speed or less its a bit better:

 

 

 
Equipment:
Celestron C8 SCT
AVX mount
ZWO 224MC
cheapy F6.3 reducer
GSO crayford style focuser
SharpCap 3.2 Pro
 
 
 
M57 Ring Nebula at F5 Stack 14x10s @ 350gain
M57 Ring Nebula at F5 Stack 14frames 140s
 
M57 Ring Nebula at F10.5 Stack  63x5s @ 350gain
M57 Ring Nebula at F10.5 Stack 63frames 315s
 
M57 Ring Nebula SharpCap 65x5s @ 350gain
It was hard to get the histogram to have a peak for some reason, I think i had some trouble with dark frames or something cant quite remember.
M57 Ring Nebula SharpCap 65frames 5m25s 5s 350gain
 
The rest of the images were at F5.
 
 

M92 Stack 16x10s @ 350gain
M92 Stack 16frames 160s

 

NGC 6543 Cats Eye Stack 4x5s @ 200gain
I had a hard time getting a decent stack
NGC 6543 Cats Eye Stack 4frames 20s

 

NGC 6543 Cats Eye Stack 4x5s  croped
NGC 6543 Cats Eye Stack 4frames 20s  crop

 

NGC 6946 Fireworks Galaxy Stack 50x10s @350gain
NGC 6946 Fireworks Galaxy Stack 50frames 500s

 

 

Not part of the challenge, but i initially thought it was the Cats Eye, whoops! :0

Had to plate solve via http://nova.astrometry.net/ to figure out what it was smile.gif

 

NGC 6552 Stack 40x10s 350gain

NGC 6552 Stack 40frames 400s
 
NGC 6552 Stack 40x10s 350gain cropped
NGC 6552 Stack 40frames 400s cropped

 

 

 

These challenges are purdy fun and.... challenging wink.gif Its great to see what others are imaging at and with, keep it up!

 

- Bill C.

 

 

 


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