Alpha Centauri

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Alpha Centauri


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Alpha Centauri is a triple star system located approximately 4.3 light-years away in Centaurus.

Luminance – 14x60s – 14 minutes – binned 1x1
RGB – 14x60s – 14 minutes each – binned 1x1

56 minutes total exposure

Imaged over six nights in June, July and August, 2021 at the Heaven’s Mirror Observatory (Australia) with a FLI PL16083 on a Takahashi FSQ-106ED at f/3.6 382 mm.

This data is from Telescope Live ( “One-click Observations.”

See the annotated version for various open clusters, dark and planetary nebulae.

LRGB - ... 4/sizes/l/
LRGB annotated - ... 9/sizes/l/


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Very nice Dan!

The stars in that image are also amazing.
Clear Skies,
-Jeff :telescopewink:

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Re: Alpha Centauri


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Nice capture Dan!
Scopes: Stellarvue: SV102ED; Celestron: 9.25" EdgeHD, 8" SCT, 150ST, Onyx 80ED; iOptron: Hankmeister 6" Mak; SW: 7" Mak; Meade: 80ST.
Mounts: SW: SkyTee2, AzGTi; iOptron: AZMP; ES: Twilight I; Bresser: EXOS2; UA: MicroStar.
Binos: APM: 100-90 APO; Canon: IS 15x50; Orion: Binoviewer, LG II 15x70, WV 10x50, Nikon: AE 16x50 & 8x40.
EPs: Pentax: XWs & XFs; TeleVue: Delites, Panoptic & Plossls; ES: 68, 62; Vixen: SLVs; Baader: BCOs, Aspherics, Mark IV; Meade: UWA, SWA.
Diagonals: Baader: BBHS mirror, Zeiss Spec T2 prism, T2 prism, Clicklock dielectric; TeleVue: Evebrite dielectric; AltairAstro: 2" prism.
Filters: Lumicon: DeepSky, UHC, OIII, H-beta; Baader: Moon & SkyGlow, Contrast Booster, UHC-S, 6-color set; Astronomik: UHC.

Observing: DSOs: 2853 (Completed: Messier, Herschel 1, 2, 3. In progress: H2,500: 2107, S110: 77). Doubles: 2102, Comets: 29, Asteroids: 185
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