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NGC6188 (Fighting Dragons Of Ara) - First Serious Attempt

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#1 Gr4h4m

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Posted 05 July 2020 - 11:49 PM

I've been fortunate enough to have a few clear nights over the past week to add more data to this target.

 

After the first attempt I decided to amend my exposure settings to:

 

600s     Unity Gain 111     Bin 1x1     -15C

 

This is my first 'serious' attempt at capturing a deep sky astrophotography target having only recently purchased a dedicated setup.

 

With an almost full Moon I wasn't sure what impact this would have on image quality, even with an Ha filter. Nevertheless, I'm relatively happy with the results so far.

 

Ha - 41 X 600s (6.83hrs)

 

CALIBRATION FRAMES

 

Darks - 17 X 600s
Flats - 100 X 0.81625s
Bias - 100 X 0.000032s

 

Still a work in progress but the Ha element of the image is almost complete.

 

Telescope: William Optics Zenithstar 81

Guide Scope: William Optics 50mm

Imaging Camera: ZWO ASI183MM Pro

Guide Camera: ZWO ASI290MM Mini

Mount: SkyWatcher HEQ5PRO

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Posted 06 July 2020 - 12:10 AM

Why do you have diffraction spikes on your stars? :O

 

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Posted 06 July 2020 - 12:18 AM

Why do you have diffraction spikes on your stars? :O

 

I just added those in post production. I may not include them in the final SHO version.




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