More Herschel 400 Catalog Astrophotography
Posted: 24 November 2022
Sunday, 20 November 2022, was clear but the observatory was not opened. Cloud nights returned on Monday, 21 November, and continued until Wednesday, 23 November.
Open: Wednesday, 23 November 2022, 1824 MST
12" f/8 LX600 w/StarLock
2" 24mm UWA eyepiece
1831 MST: LX600 ON, StarLock OFF, High Precision OFF.
Viewed Saturn, then Jupiter, 102X.
Mounted the D850 DSLR at prime focus, focused on Altair, and locked the 12" mirror.
1848 MST: High Precision ON.
1854 MST: StarLock ON.
Took StarLock autoguided images of these Herschel 400 Catalog objects using various exposures of 30 seconds to 120 seconds, ISO 400 to ISO 3200.
NGC7006 (globular cluster)
NGC7008 (planetary nebula)
NGC7009 (Saturn Nebula, planetary nebula)
NGC7044 (open cluster)
NGC7062 (open cluster)
NGC7086 (open cluster)
NGC7128 (open cluster)
NGC7142 (open cluster)
NGC7160 (open cluster)
NGC7209 (open cluster)
2030 MST: StarLock OFF.
Viewed some Herschel 400 Catalog objects, 102X: NGC7209 (open cluster), NGC7217 (galaxy), NGC7243 (open cluster), NGC7296 (open cluster), NGC7331 (galaxy), and NGC7380 (nebula).
Lastly viewed Mars, 102X.
2055 MST: LX600 OFF.
2101 MST: Took a Sky Quality reading. Tried to post the SQM to Globe at Night but their site was having an issue, so I didn't post it.
Close: Wednesday, 23 November 2022, 2106 MST
Session Length: 2h 42m|
Conditions: Clear, SQM 21.00
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