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    NGC 891

    Exposure Details
    Lens Sky-Watcher Esprit 150
    Focal Length 1050mm
    Focal Ratio F7
     
    Mount Astro Physics 1200GTO CP3
    Guiding Orion SSAG using AT65EDQ 420mm Lens
     
    Camera Canon 60Da
    Exposure

    124 lights at 360 seconds each - 12.4 hours total exposure

    Calibration 56 darks, no flats, 100 bias
     
    Date September 23rd-26th of the year 2014
    Temperature 24 degrees C
    SQM Reading Bortle 1
    Seeing Great
    Location Okie-Tex Star Party- Kenton, OK
     
    Software Used Backyard EOS, PixInsight, PHD Guiding
    Notes I'd been wanting to image this galaxy for a long while now but never had the focal length available to do so and still get a decent result. Even 1050mm is bit low. I'd really like to image this and NGC4565 at about 1600mm-1800mm and see what that yields. I was actually performing a side by side comapriosn while imaging this target against an Astro Physics 160 EDF Starfire. The results were very surprising and I was happy make it happen. The AP image, as well as photos of the setup will be listed below.

    AP160 Image Below

     

    Esprit 150 Image Below

     

    Setup at Okie-Tex 2014 with an AP1200 Mount and 2 Canon 60Da cameras


© 2017 Astrophotography by Jerry Gardner