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Rian-Pascal Bergen

Psalm 111:1-10

Messier 45 & NGC 1499, Taken 20211015-20211016

20211015-20211016 Messier 45 & NGC 1499

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This was mainly intended as a test for my Nikon D3300. I wanted to see how well it could capture the Hydrogen-Alpha of NGC 1499 in contrast to the bright reflections of Messier 45. I think it did pretty well. Next year, I would like to do this again with an 85mm lens and some proper integration time. Maybe 6-8 hours.


Telescope/Lens: AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II at 55mm

Imaging Camera: NIKON D3300

Guiding Scope: N/A

Guiding Camera: N/A

Mounts: Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer 21 Pro, Radian Telescopes Quick-Release Carbon Fiber Tripod

Filters: N/A

Accessories: JJC Intervalometer, Universal Lens Defogger, ANKER PowerCore+ Battery Bank

Software: Deep Sky Stacker, Adobe Photoshop 2021

Storage Devices and Computers used are not mentioned here.

Location, Weather, and Acquisition

All data was taken from my Bortel 4 backyard. Location was within a 15-mile radius of Comer, Georgia (USA) (34.0637° N, 83.1254° W). Weather data was not recorded. Some Acquisition Data may be missing.

Date Temperature Humidity Average Moon Phase
2021-10-15 - 2021-10-16N/AN/AWaxing Gibbous (76.3%)

Date Filter F-Ratio Gain/ISO Exposure Time Number of Exposures
2021-10-15 - 2021-10-16RGGBf/5.6ISO-800120 seconds30

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