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Lambda Centaurus Nebula

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AP152 F7.5 Starfire APO refractor with 4" field flattener
FLI ProLine11002 CCD & CFW-2-7
HaRGB = 90 30 30 30min (bin 1X1) Astronomik filters
-35C chip temp, darks and flats (AstroHandy LightRing used for flats)
12MPPS download speed = 1.5sec/full frame download at bin 1X1.
FOV = 1.8deg X 1.2deg at 1.6"/pix
Guide Camera: Starlightxpress SXVH9

Good seeing
The bright star at the top of the image is Lambda Centauri (Mag 3)

The thin faint line on right side of image, running from top to bottom
is a satelite trail - left in because I like them :-)

For a close up of the nebula detail see:

See more info on IC2948 here:

Equipment setup:

Some links to equipment used to take this image:

Finger Lakes Instrumentation CCD cameras:

Astro-Elecronic FS2 scope GOTO controller:

Gerd Neumann/Astronomik filters:

MSB Software & Astroart 4

STAR Atlas:PRO planetarium software:

AstroHandy Accessories

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Guest 16-Mar-2009 10:33
wonderful, interesting work.