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Lior Spiegel
July 30, 2018
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Contains: Deep sky object

Acquisition Details

Date Posted: July 30, 2018

Equipment card


Attached you will find my final image of M66, M66 galaxy is part of what called the LEO TRIPLET, which contain 3 major galaxies, M65, M66 and NGC 3628. This attached image only show M66 since my imaging scope has a long focal length of 1200mm. Image were taken from the Negev desert Israel on April 13-14,2018. I also attached a photo of my rig that I took from the same desert site. Tech details: Filters: Lum- 13x720sec @ -15c` Bin 1x1 Red- 6x720sec @ -15c` Bin 2x2 Green- 6x720sec @ -15c` Bin 2x2 Blue- 6x720sec @ -15c` Bin 2x2 Total integration time- 6h, 12m. Calibration frames were added for each filter, Dark- 20 @ -15c` Bin 1x1 & 2x2 Bias- 200 @ -15c` Bin 1x1 & 2x2 Flat- 30 @ -15c` Bin 1x1 & 2x2 Equipment details: Mount- Losmandy G11 G2 modified Scope- William Optics 152mm f/8 LZOS OK-4 optics Camera- Starlight Xpress Trius SX694 mono & SX Filter Wheel & Astrodon 36mm unmounted E series Gen2 LRGB Guider- SX Lodestar & SX OAG Flattener- TSFlat2.5, 2.5". Software: Camera & mount control- SGP via Ascom Guiding- PHD Sky chart- Stellarium Mount main control- via Ascom Registration, Calibration & stacking images- PixInsight 1.8 Processing- PS CS6

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