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VDB141 Praying Ghost Nebula (little data)


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I call them long term projects - I have quite a few that I try to add data to when the chance arises due to the fickle nature of our skies in the UK.

I have dedicated cameras for each scope with camera rotators so don't break down the image train at all. I also record the target and angle of the camera in a spreadsheet so when I return back to do some more capturing the FOV is within a degree or so of the original ones.

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It is frustrating with the weather at the moment Carole especially when you make trips away to image and the weather doesn't cooperate, but despite the short integration you have a recognisable image with a good colour balance.

 

Bryan

 

(Thought I posted this last night, but must have forgotton to hit submit reply before I shut down PC)
 

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Despite the short integration it's still a nice image Carole 👍 I use a website called astrometry.com to return to a target where you can run through one of your final subs of your last session and it will give you the exact camera angle rotation to preserve alignment etc........really useful if you end up with a load of short sessions. Attached an example of NGC 7822 showing my camera angle was 83 degrees if I wanted to preserve an exact alignment session to session. 

 

 17th Oct was my last imaging night here in Yorkshire so starting to get slightly frustrating now ! 

Cheers Paul  

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I have done multi sessions on a number of occasions, but as you imply derigging and re-rigging is not so easy to get the angle right.  That it useful to know, but generally I have a mark on my cameras which helps me put them on the same way every time.  But I will take a look at Astrometry.net as I have it installed but didn;t know about the angle thingy.

 

Carole 

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