NGC 300 - Adam Lundie - Eatons Hill Observatory

NGC 300

08-Nov-2017
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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:

  • 56x 600s LP as Luminance bin1x1
  • 23x 600s Red bin1x1
  • 23x 600s Green bin1x1
  • 28x 600s Blue bin1x1
  • 50x 300s H-alpha bin2x2

Total exposure 25 hours 50 minutes.

Hardware:

  • Skywatcher Black Diamond 120ED
  • SkyWatcher EQ8 Pro Mount
  • QSI 683-ws8 Camera @ -15°C
  • Astronomik Typ2 LRGB, 6nm Ha filters
  • Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2 guide camera
  • Innovations Foresight On Axis Guider
  • Starlight Instruments Focus Boss II

Location:

  • Orange zone in Brisbane, Australia. (Bortle 7)
  • Imaged over 9 nights.

Software:

  • Planning & camera alignment with TheSkyX Professional
  • Captured with AstroArt 6
  • Guiding with PHD2 + PHD_Dither
  • FocusLock live focusing
  • CCDInspector: Image analysis & rejection
  • CCDStack 2+: Calibrate, align, stack, deconvolution, combine RGB.
  • Photoshop CC: combine L+RGB+Ha, flatten background, high pass filter, unsharp mask, curves, adjust colour balance, saturation, crop.

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