Herschel 400 Catalog Astrophotography
Posted: 21 October 2022
Clouds returned on Wednesday, 19 October 2022, but the sky cleared on Thursday, 20 October.
Open: Thursday, 20 October 2022, 2037 MST
12" f/8 LX600 w/StarLock
2" 24mm UWA eyepiece
2046 MST: LX600 ON, StarLock OFF, High Precision OFF.
I first took quick looks at Saturn and then Jupiter, 102X.
2052 MST: High Precision ON.
Viewed NGC6755 (open star cluster) in the Herschel 400 Catalog, 102X.
Mounted the D850 DSLR at prime focus, focused on the star Altair, and locked the 12" primary mirror.
2104 MST: StarLock ON.
I imaged the following Herschel 400 Catalog objects, StarLock autoguided, 1 minute exposures, ISO 800 (open clusters) or ISO 1600 (planetary nebulae).
NGC6755 (open cluster)
NGC6756 (open cluster)
NGC6781 (planetary nebula)
NGC6802 (open cluster)
NGC6818 (planetary nebula)
NGC6823 (open cluster)
NGC6826 (planetary nebula)
NGC6830 (open cluster)
NGC6834 (open cluster)
I then did this StarLock autoguided image of the double star Albireo, 1 second, ISO 800.
2158 MST: LX600 ON, StarLock OFF, High Precision OFF.
2205 MST: Viewed the planets Uranus, Neptune, and Mars, 102X.
2211 MST: LX600 OFF.
2218 MST: Took a Sky Quality reading and reported the result to Globe at Night.
Close: Thursday, 20 October 2022, 2223 MST
Session Length: 1h 46m|
Conditions: Clear, SQM 20.96
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