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76-M17-HA+RGB-15-07-14

TARGET: M17 - SWAN NEBULA

SESSION PLACE & TIME:

-Local: Sintra, Portugal

-Date: 15.07.14

IMAGING:

CAMERA 1 - Monochromatic Canon 450d:

Luis Campos MonoMod - modified with monochromatic & TEC Peltier cooled @ minus 15ºC from ambient

Lights - Astronomik H-ALPHA 12nm - 10X600s@+6ºC

Flats - x 20 @ 1/5Tv

Darks - x 10 (not necessary, but still did them)

Bias - x 50 (not necessary, but still did them)

CAMERA 2 - RGB Canon 450d:

Luis Campos MonoMod - modified RGB with Baader MFA/IR & TEC Peltier cooled @ minus 15ºC from ambient

Lights - Baader MFA + IDAS LPS P2 - 10X150s@+3ºC

Flats - x 20 @ 1/200Tv

Darks - x 10 @ ISO1600 (not necessary, but still did them)

Bias - x 50 @ ISO1600 (not necessary, but still did them)

SETUP:

Telescope: Orion Optics CF 200/900mm F4.5 1/12 lambda newtonian

Field Flattener: Baader MPCC MKIII

Focuser: Orion Accufocus Motor kit

Mount on pillar: Skywatcher AZ-EQ6 Pro

Autoguiding: Orion SS AG kit - 9x50 short finder + SS AG CCD

Flats: Gerd Newmann Aurora Flat Panel

SOFTWARE ON LAPTOP:

CAPTURE: Backyard EOS

AUTOGUIDING: PHD GUIDING

PRE PRODUCTION - PIXINSIGHT

PRODUCTION - PIXINSIGHT

POST PRODUCTION (very little) - PHOTOSHOP CS6


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