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06-FEB-2012 Press F11 for full screen mode

The Tangled Web of Argo Navis

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Winner UK Astro Imaging Narrowband Imaging Competition 2013

Highly Commended - David Malin Awards 2012

Third Place - South Pacific Star Party Astro Awards 2012

Orion Optics AG12 F3.8
FLI ProLine 16803 CCD & CFW-5-7 + Atlas Focuser
Ha OIII SII = 160 150 180 min RGB (stars only) = 14 14 14min (all bin 1X1) Astronomik filters
-30C chip temp, darks and flats (Astronomik Aurora Light Panel used for flats)
Focal length 1180mm
FOV = 1.8deg X 1.8deg
Image scale 1.57"/pix
Guide Camera: Starlightxpress SXVH9

Average to Poor seeing, heavy light pollution.

Equipment setup:

Some links to equipment used to take this image:

Orion Optics UK

Finger Lakes Instrumentation CCD cameras:

Astro-Elecronic FS2 scope GOTO controller:

Gerd Neumann and Astronomik filters:

MSB Software & Astroart 4

STAR Atlas:PRO planetarium software:

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Guest 08-Feb-2012 10:17
Superb !