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Greetings,

Managed to get a little over 2 hours each of Sii and Oiii before the next hurricane remnant blows through ... I'm pretty happy with this outcome. Thanks for looking!

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Imaging telescopes: William Optics Star 71mm APO f/4.9
Imaging camera: Atik 383L+ mono
Mounts: CEM60

Guiding telescopes: William Optics Star 71mm APO f/4.9
Guiding camera: Starlight Xpress Loadestar X2

Software: PixInsight PinInsight 1.8 , PHD2 , Main Sequence Software Sequence Generator

Filters: Astrodon H-Alpha 3nm , Astrodon SII 3 nm , Astrodon OIII 3 nm

Accessory: Moonlite High res stepper motor and Mini-V2 controller , Atik EFW2 Filter Wheel , Atik OAG

Dates:Sept. 3, 2020 , Sept. 4, 2020 , Sept. 6, 2020 , Sept. 7, 2020 , Sept. 13, 2020 , Sept. 14, 2020

Frames:
Astrodon H-Alpha 3nm: 26x900" -10C bin 1x1
Astrodon OIII 3 nm: 9x900" -10C bin 1x1
Astrodon SII 3 nm: 10x900" -10C bin 1x1

Integration: 11.2 hours
Avg. Moon age: 20.40 days
Avg. Moon phase: 64.29%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 7.00

RA center: 20h 56' 14"
DEC center: +44° 0' 30"

Pixel scale: 3.167 arcsec/pixel
Orientation: -3.612 degrees
Field radius: 1.783 degrees
Resolution: 3230x2450

Locations: Backyard, Charlotte, NC, United States
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Hardware: Meade 8" ACF, Mallincam CF VRC-8 & 0.75 reducer w/ Moonlite 2" CS focuser & High Res Stepper, WO Star 71 w/ Moonlite High Res Stepper,
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Looks amazing! Great work, Brad!!
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MariusD69 wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:37 am
Looks amazing! Great work, Brad!!
Thank you, Marius!!
-Brad

Hardware: Meade 8" ACF, Mallincam CF VRC-8 & 0.75 reducer w/ Moonlite 2" CS focuser & High Res Stepper, WO Star 71 w/ Moonlite High Res Stepper,
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Wow, that's is a really beauty. The color, the color... Just so pleasing to the eye.

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BABOafrica wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:28 pm
Wow, that's is a really beauty. The color, the color... Just so pleasing to the eye.

BABO
Thanks, BABO! :text-thankyouyellow:
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Hardware: Meade 8" ACF, Mallincam CF VRC-8 & 0.75 reducer w/ Moonlite 2" CS focuser & High Res Stepper, WO Star 71 w/ Moonlite High Res Stepper,
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Congratulations Brad on having your image selected as todays TSS APOD!

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Brad,

Congratulations, the image is spectacular.

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That's a beauty Brad. Nice details and lovely colors especially for Bortle 7 skies! Love your images.

Congrats on the APOD, well deserved.

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That's a Great one Steve!! and Congrats on the APOD
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Hi Brad. A very nice North American and Pelican image. I really like the colors and nebulosity details. Thanks for sharing this work with us Brad, and congratulations on winning the TSS APOD Award today.
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Wow! I am honored! Thanks for the recognition, very kind!

Thanks everyone!
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Well done Brad. Nice color. And congrats on the APOD.
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Hi Brad,

Beautiful image - composition and processing. Congrats on the APOD.

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That is quote a stunning image. Well done.

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Gotta love a good NAN + Pelican :) This looks awesome!
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Stunning!
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