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13-Nov-2020 Image FOV = 38' X 30'

NGC 1316 Interacting Galaxies in Fornax

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Full frame, 100% resolution, FOV = 38' X 30'

Orion Optics AG12 F3.8
Starlightxpress SXVR-H694, SX USB CFW, SX OAG unit + Atlas Focuser
LHaRGB = 610 75 75 75min (bin 1X1)= 14hrs
New Deep-Sky LRGB Astronomik filters
-20C chip temp, flats used but no dark frames.
Focal length 1120mm
Image scale 0.84"/pix
Guide Camera: Starlightxpress Lodestar

Data collected over three night, 12 Sept & 9, 10 Nov 2020, no moon, average seeing

Equipment setup:

Some links to equipment used to take this image:

StarlightXpress CCD Cameras and imaging equipment

Finger Lakes Instrumentation CCD cameras:

Astro Shop (Aus)

Astro-Elecronic FS2 scope GOTO controller:

Gerd Neumann and Astronomik filters:

MSB Software & Astroart 5

Catseye Collimation

STAR Atlas:PRO planetarium software:

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strongmanmike200215-Nov-2020 21:57
Cheers Sakib and me too. :-)
Sakib 15-Nov-2020 20:13
Very nice, the long exposure paid off! I've always found the core of NGC 1317 fascinating.