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#1 asquecco

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Posted 06 December 2023 - 06:12 PM

From my small balcony with limited and light polluted view (Bortle 8/9) it's often quite difficult to find interesting targets to image.
But luckily I like imaging asteroids based on the data I download from time to time from the NASA site (https://ssd.jpl.nasa...sb_ident.html#/).
Recently I created a simple tool to process the downloaded data and to find how to frame the best shot, that is that with more and bright asteroids in it.
This is what I imaged with my rig (SW 200/800 - ZWO AM5 - ZWO ASI294MC Pro - Astronomik IR742) this evening based on this tool output:

 

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Target #1 : 20x180 sec

https://i.imgur.com/lDYs8XQ.jpg

 

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Target #2 : 19x180 sec
https://i.imgur.com/DSv1PSf.jpg

 

DSv1PSf.jpg

 

 


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