NGC 300 - Adam Lundie - Eatons Hill Observatory

NGC 300

17-Oct-2015
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NGC 300
NGC 300 is a spiral galaxy in the constellation Sculptor. It is one of the closest galaxies to the Local Group at 6 million light years distance.

Image:

  • 5x 3 minute + 5x 6 minute Red bin3x3 + 16x flat + 20x dark + 50x bias
  • 5x 3 minute + 5x 6 minute Green bin3x3 + 25x flat + 20x dark + 50x bias
  • 5x 3 minute + 5x 6 minute Blue bin3x3 + 25x flat + 20x dark + 50x bias
  • 11x 30 second + 9x 5 minute + 9x 10 minute Luminance bin2x2 + 20x flat + 40x dark + 120x bias
Total integration 3 hours 5 minutes

Hardware:

  • Celestron EdgeHD 1100 with CGEM DX mount
  • Celestron 0.7x EdgeHD focal reducer
  • QSI 683-wsg Camera @ -15C
  • Astronomik LRGB filters Type 2c
  • Orion StarShoot Autoguider

Location:

  • Grey zone west of Brisbane, Australia. (Bortle 2)
  • Good seeing + new moon phase.

Software:

  • Captured with AstroArt 5
  • Guiding with PHD2 + PHD_Dither
  • CCDInspector: Image analysis & rejection
  • CCDStack 2+: Calibrate, align, stack, upscale & combine RGB, levels & deconvolution on Luminance.
  • Photoshop CC: levels, combine RGB+luminance, selective noise reduction, high pass filter, shadows/highlights, contrast

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