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NGC 253 in Sculptor

3rd Place SPSP 2019 Deep Sky category

Orion Optics AG12 F3.8
Starlightxpress SXVR-H694, SX USB CFW, SX OAG unit + Atlas Focuser
LHaRGB = 90 30 25 25 25min = 3.25hrs total exposure (bin 1X1)
New Deep-Sky RGB 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 in one night, 30 Sept 2018, no moon, very average seeing (low altitude)

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:

0.00s full exif

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