Fancy Image of Me

Rian-Pascal Bergen

Psalm 111:1-10

Messier 106, Taken 20220301-20220304

20220301-20220304 Messier 106

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I wanted to try something new with this one. Most of my deep sky images revolve around me taking 60 to 80 5-minute exposures, and then combining them into one master file. With this one, I wanted to see if I could increase the sharpness by taking thousands of really small exposures (5 seconds). I don't think I did this correctly though, and will be changing my process for the next time.


Equipment

Telescope/Lens: Celestron EdgeHD 8 at f/7

Imaging Camera: ZWO ASI1600MM-PRO

Guiding Scope: Celestron Off-Axis Guider

Guiding Camera: ZWO ASI290MM

Mounts: Sky-Watcher EQ6R-Pro

Filters: Chroma 2" LRGB, Chroma 2" H-Alpha (3nm), Chroma 2" OIII (3nm)

Accessories: ZWO EFW 7x2", .7 Reducer Lens EdgeHD, Pegasus Astro Pocket Powerbox, Astrozap AstroStrap 8" Dew Heater, Astrozap Flexi-Shield 8" Dew Shield

Software: N.I.N.I, PHD2, Deep Sky Stacker, SiriL-1.0.0-rc2, Adobe Photoshop 2022, StarNet++

Storage Devices and Computers used are not mentioned here.


Location, Weather, and Acquisition

All data was taken from my Bortel 4 backyard over a total of 3 nights between March 1st (2nd) and March 3rd (4th). Location was within a 15-mile radius of Comer, Georgia (USA) (34.0637° N, 83.1254° W).


Date Temperature Humidity Average Moon Phase
2022-03-01 - 2022-03-02Temperature ChartHumidity ChartWaning Crescent (1.0%)
2022-03-02 - 2022-03-03Temperature ChartHumidity ChartNew Moon (0.0%)
2022-03-03 - 2022-03-04Temperature ChartHumidity ChartWaxing Crescent (1.5%)

Date Filter F-Ratio Gain/ISO Exposure Time Number of Exposures
2022-03-01 - 2022-03-02Rf/7Gain 139, Offset 215 seconds1200
2022-03-01 - 2022-03-02Gf/7Gain 139, Offset 215 seconds1200
2022-03-01 - 2022-03-02Bf/7Gain 139, Offset 215 seconds960
2022-03-01 - 2022-03-02R FLATSf/7Gain 139, Offset 211/6 second60
2022-03-01 - 2022-03-02G FLATSf/7Gain 139, Offset 211/10 second60
2022-03-01 - 2022-03-02B FLATSf/7Gain 139, Offset 211/14 second60
2022-03-01 - 2022-03-02BIASf/7Gain 139, Offset 211/10000 second60
2022-03-01 - 2022-03-02DARKSf/7Gain 139, Offset 215 seconds60
2022-03-02 - 2022-03-03Lf/7Gain 139, Offset 21120 seconds80
2022-03-02 - 2022-03-03Lf/7Gain 139, Offset 215 seconds1400
2022-03-02 - 2022-03-03Rf/7Gain 139, Offset 215 seconds3
2022-03-02 - 2022-03-03Gf/7Gain 139, Offset 215 seconds2
2022-03-02 - 2022-03-03Bf/7Gain 139, Offset 215 seconds685
2022-03-02 - 2022-03-03L FLATSf/7Gain 139, Offset 211/13 second60
2022-03-02 - 2022-03-03R FLATSf/7Gain 139, Offset 211/4 second60
2022-03-02 - 2022-03-03G FLATSf/7Gain 139, Offset 211/7 second60
2022-03-02 - 2022-03-03B FLATSf/7Gain 139, Offset 211/12 second60
2022-03-02 - 2022-03-03DARKSf/7Gain 139, Offset 21120 seconds62
2022-03-03 - 2022-03-04H-Alphaf/7Gain 139, Offset 21300 seconds73
2022-03-03 - 2022-03-04H-Alpha FLATSf/7Gain 139, Offset 212 seconds60
2022-03-03 - 2022-03-04DARKSf/7Gain 139, Offset 21300 seconds35
TOTAL EXPOSURESL (120 Seconds)N/AN/A02H 40M 00S80
TOTAL EXPOSURESL (5 Seconds)N/AN/A01H 56M 40S1400
TOTAL EXPOSURESRN/AN/A01H 40M 15S1203
TOTAL EXPOSURESGN/AN/A01H 40M 10S1202
TOTAL EXPOSURESBN/AN/A02H 17M 05S1645
TOTAL EXPOSURESH-AlphaN/AN/A06H 5M 00S73
INTEGRATIONL (120 Seconds)N/AN/A02H 24M 00S72
INTEGRATIONL (5 Seconds)N/AN/A00H 00M 00S0
INTEGRATIONRN/AN/A01H 28M 25S1061
INTEGRATIONGN/AN/A01H 30M 05S1081
INTEGRATIONBN/AN/A01H 48M 50S1306
INTEGRATIONH-AlphaN/AN/A05H 25M 00S65
TOTAL INTEGRATIONH-Alpha/L(120)/R/G/Bf/7N/A12H 36M 20S3585

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