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Helix Nebula Lum + Halpha (Close up crop)

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AP152 F7.5 Starfire APO refractor with 4" field flattener
FLI ProLine11002 CCD & CFW-2-7
50min Halpha + 60min Luminnace (bin 1X1)
-35C chip temp, darks and flats (AstroHandy LightRing used for flats)
12MPPS download speed = 1.5sec/full frame download at bin 1X1.
Guide Camera: Starlightxpress SXVH9

Taken in poor seeing with some breeze and thin cloud

Full Frame image 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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