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M77 and Friends

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Not really a 5 inch refractor target however; I was looking for something different to image. Now there is a super nova in M77.


Details if they don not show up.

Telescope: William Optics FLT132 

Guide Scope: QHY OAG 

Camera: QHY9 Mono @ -20c 

Filter Wheel: QHY 7 position Ultra Slim 

Filters: QHY 36mm unmounted L R G B HA OIII SII 

Guide Camera: QHY5L-II 

Mount: AZ-EQ6 

Mount Control: EQASCOM 

Focusing: SharpSky Pro and Sequence Generator Pro 3 (automated) 

Bahtinov Mask: No (initial focus) 

Capture Software: Sequence Generator Pro 3 

Guiding Software: PHD2 

Calibration and Stacking Software: PixInsight 

Processing Software: PixInsight 

Number and Type of Data Frames: L= 23X10 min, R= 11x7 min, G= 11x7 min, B= 11x7 min 

Ha= x , SII= x , OIII= x . 

Binning: 1x1 

Total Image Time: 461 minutes 

Location: Lockleys Observatory B, Tanunda, Sth Australia 

Light Box by Exfso



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5 hours ago, MeyGray3833 said:

Not really a 5 inch refractor target

Respectfully disagree. I think the framing of this is great ... it puts the galaxy in context, which so many photos with larger instruments don't.

Thanks for sharing.

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Thanks to everyone that has liked the image, I'm glad you enjoyed the view. 😎


Demon and Alan, thanks for the affirmation of the field with a 5". It really does give a good perspective.  👍

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