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CCD Images - Session 603 (2017-11-02)

Objects Session Notes
Bullet NGC 6535 - Globular Cluster
Bullet NGC 6772 - Planetary Nebula
Bullet NGC 7094 - Planetary Nebula
Bullet Abell 71 - Planetary Nebula (PLN 85+ 4.1)
Bullet IC 4997 - Planetary Nebula
Bullet NGC 6886 - Planetary Nebula
Bullet NGC 6891 - Planetary Nebula
Bullet NGC 6818 - Planetary Nebula ("Little Gem Nebula")
Bullet IC 4756 - Open Cluster ('Graffs Cluster')
Bullet Cyg Delta - Star (HIP 97165)
Bullet NGC 100 - Spiral Galaxy
Bullet M92 - Globular Cluster
Bullet NGC 6934 - Globular Cluster
Bullet M73 - Open Cluster
Bullet NGC 7006 - Globular Cluster
Bullet NGC 6905 - Planetary Nebula
Bullet M2 - Globular Cluster
Bullet M15 - Globular Cluster
Bullet NGC 7662 - Planetary Nebula ("Blue Snowball", Caldwell 22)
Bullet M27 - Planetary Nebula ("Dumbbell Nebula")
Bullet NGC 936 - Spiral Galaxy
Bullet M29 - Open Cluster
Bullet NGC 7128 - Open Cluster
Bullet NGC 7086 - Open Cluster
Bullet NGC 6834 - Open Cluster
Bullet NGC 6830 - Open Cluster
Bullet NGC 1245 - Open Cluster
Bullet M39 - Open Cluster
Bullet M56 - Globular Cluster
Bullet M52 - Open Cluster
   
Bullet Photometric Monitoring - Variables
  None
   
Bullet Astrometric Monitoring - Nearby Stars
  None
- Evening session (5.5 hrs duration).
Generally clear skies but near full moon (97% phase)
Wind very light. 
- Session operated under semi-automated control, with remote monitoring from indoors computer.  
- Main aim of session was to acquire images of various deep sky objects including Deep Sky Challenge Objects from past editions of Astronomy Now magazine, that have not been previously imaged.
- Secondary aim was to test out operation of observatory and it's primary equipment, 12" LX200 + ST-10 camera, after a gap of 8 months
- Ambient Temperature:  0 degC (minimum)
 
- Note: TS 80mm APO guide scope + ASI178MC camera were not used during this session
- Notes from 2017-11-02 >>
    

NGC 6535 - Globular Cluster

Deep Sky Challenge object in Jun 2017 edition of Astronomy Now magazine

NGC 6535 (Serpens Cauda)
Image
CCD Image (50% size)
4 x 30s exposure (average combine), 3x3 binning, C Filter
2017-11-02 18:34h UT (#603012-17)
12" LX200R  (at f/10.4) + ST-10XME
 
NGC 6535 - detail
Image
CCD Image (100% size, cropped)
Image details as above

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NGC 6772 - Planetary Nebula

Deep Sky Challenge object in Aug 2017 edition of Astronomy Now magazine

NGC 6772 (Aquila)
Image
CCD Image (50% size)
2 x 60s exposure (average combine), 3x3 binning, C Filter
2017-11-02 18:42h UT (#603022-25)
12" LX200R  (at f/10.4) + ST-10XME
 
NGC 6772 - detail
Image
CCD Image (100% size, cropped)
Image details as above

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NGC 7094 - Planetary Nebula

Deep Sky Challenge object in Sep 2017 edition of Astronomy Now magazine

NGC 7094 (Pegasus)
Nebula is present but very faint
Image
CCD Image (50% size)
4 x 30s exposure (average combine), 3x3 binning, C Filter
2017-11-02 19:07h UT (#603045-54)
12" LX200R  (at f/10.4) + ST-10XME
 
NGC 7094 - detail
Image
CCD Image (100% size, cropped, gaussian blur)
Image details as above
 
NGC 7094 - earlier attempt
Central star is indicated by white cross-hairs,
but no sign of the nebula can be seen in this earlier image
Image
Annotated CCD Image
3 x 120 sec (average combine), 2x2 binning, C Filter
2007-12-22 20:41hUT (#245661-63)
8" LX200 Classic + ST-7E

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Abell 71 - Planetary Nebula (PLN 85+ 4.1)

Abell 71, PLN 85+ 4.1 (Cygnus)
Starfield containing the planetary nebula
Image
CCD Image (50% size)
5 x 30s exposure (average combine), 3x3 binning, C Filter
2017-11-02 19:16h UT (#603060-66)
12" LX200R  (at f/10.4) + ST-10XME
 
Abell 71 - detail
Nebula is very faint and can only just be made out
against the bright sky background (due to a full moon)
Image
CCD Image (75% size, cropped)
Image details as above
 
Image
Negative CCD Image (75% size, cropped)
Image details as above

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IC 4997 - Planetary Nebula

IC 4997 (Sagitta)
Starfield with position of planetary nebula is shown by white cross-hairs
Image
Annotated CCD Image (50% size)
2 x 30s exposure (average combine), 3x3 binning, C Filter
2017-11-02 19:28h UT (#603076-81)
12" LX200R  (at f/10.4) + ST-10XME
 
IC 4997 - detail
Image
CCD Image (100% size, cropped)
Image details as above

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NGC 6886 - Planetary Nebula

NGC 6886 (Sagitta)
Starfield with position of planetary nebula is shown by white cross-hairs
Image
Annotated CCD Image (50% size)
30s exposure (single frame), 3x3 binning, C Filter
2017-11-02 19:32h UT (#603085)
12" LX200R  (at f/10.4) + ST-10XME
 
NGC 6886 - detail
Image
CCD Image (100% size, cropped)
Image details as above

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NGC 6891 - Planetary Nebula

NGC 6891 (Delphinus)
Starfield with position of planetary nebula is shown by white cross-hairs
Image
Annotated CCD Image (50% size)
2 x 30s exposure (average combine), 3x3 binning, C Filter
2017-11-02 19:41h UT (#603096-98)
12" LX200R  (at f/10.4) + ST-10XME
 
NGC 6891 - detail
Image
CCD Image (100% size, cropped)
Image details as above

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NGC 6818 - Planetary Nebula ("Little Gem Nebula")

NGC 6818 (Sagittarius)
Starfield with position of planetary nebula is shown by white cross-hairs
Image
Annotated CCD Image (50% size)
5 x 30s exposure (average combine), 3x3 binning, C Filter
2017-11-02 19:49h UT (#603104-09)
12" LX200R  (at f/10.4) + ST-10XME
 
NGC 6818 - detail
Image
CCD Image (100% size, cropped)
Image details as above

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 IC 4756 - Open Cluster ('Graffs Cluster')

IC 4756 (Sagittarius)
(image shows just part of this 40' x 40' cluster)
Image
CCD Image (50% size)
5 x 30s exposure (average combine), 3x3 binning, C Filter
2017-11-02 19:55h UT (#603113-16)
12" LX200R  (at f/10.4) + ST-10XME
[ 75% size ]

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 Cyg Delta - Star (HIP 97165)

Cyg Delta / HIP 97165 (Cygnus)
Image
CCD Image (50% size)
5 x 3s exposure (average combine), 3x3 binning, C Filter
2017-11-02 20:00h UT (#603122-26)
12" LX200R  (at f/10.4) + ST-10XME
 
Image
CCD Image (50% size)
5 x 0.5s exposure (average combine), 3x3 binning, C Filter
2017-11-02 21:15h UT (#603205-09)
12" LX200R  (at f/10.4) + ST-10XME

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NGC 100 - Spiral Galaxy

Deep Sky Challenge object in Oct 2017 edition of Astronomy Now magazine

NGC 100 (Pisces)
(low contrast against sky background
full moon just 20 deg away)
Image
CCD Image (50% size)
7 x 30s exposure (average combine), 3x3 binning, C Filter
2017-11-02 20:09h UT (#603130-43)
12" LX200R  (at f/10.4) + ST-10XME

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M92 - Globular Cluster

M92 (Hercules)
Image
CCD Image (50% size)
5 x 20s exposure (average combine), 3x3 binning, C Filter
2017-11-02 21:24h UT (#603213-20)
12" LX200R  (at f/10.4) + ST-10XME
  
Image
CCD Image (75% size, cropped)
Image details as above

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NGC 6934 - Globular Cluster

NGC 6934 / Caldwell 47 (Delphinus)
Image
CCD Image (50% size)
3 x 20s exposure (average combine), 3x3 binning, C Filter
2017-11-02 21:31h UT (#603225-32)
12" LX200R  (at f/10.4) + ST-10XME
  
NGC 6934 - detail
Image
CCD Image (100% size, cropped)
Image details as above

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M73 - Open Cluster

M73 (Aquarius)
Image
CCD Image (50% size)
5 x 10s exposure (average combine), 3x3 binning, C Filter
2017-11-02 21:37h UT (#603235-43)
12" LX200R  (at f/10.4) + ST-10XME
  
M73 - Earlier Image (2005)
Image
CCD Image
5 x 20 sec exposure (average), clear filter
2005-08-14 22:40 h UT (#92120-24)
8" LX200 + ST-7E

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NGC 7006 - Globular Cluster

NGC 7006 (Delphinus)
Image
CCD Image (50% size)
3 x 20s exposure (average combine), 3x3 binning, C Filter
2017-11-02 21:42h UT (#603248-50)
12" LX200R  (at f/10.4) + ST-10XME
  
NGC 7006 - detail
Image
CCD Image (100% size, cropped)
Image details as above
  
NGC 7006 - Earlier Image (2006)
Image
CCD Image
3 x 30 sec exposure (average), 2x2 binning, clear filter
2006-08-06  02:30 h UT (#132345-47)
8" LX200 + ST-7E

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NGC 6905 - Planetary Nebula

NGC 6905 / Herschel IV-16  (Delphinus)
Image
CCD Image (50% size)
4 x 20s exposure (average combine), 3x3 binning, C Filter
2017-11-02 21:48h UT (#603257-63)
12" LX200R  (at f/10.4) + ST-10XME
  
NGC 6905 - detail
Image
CCD Image (100% size, cropped)
Image details as above
  
NGC 6905 - Earlier Image (2006)
Image
CCD image
3 x 60 sec exposures (average combine)
2006-06-26 00:58h UT (#129227-29)
8" LX200 + ST7
  
NGC 6905 - Earlier Image (2003)
Image
CCD image
  6 x 20 sec exposures (median combine)
2003-08-03 22:47 to 22:49 h UT (#48048-53)
11.4 x 7.6 arc mins 
8" LX200 + ST7

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M2 - Globular Cluster

M2 (Aquarius)
Image
CCD Image (Linear Scaling, 50% size)
4 x 15s exposure (average combine), 3x3 binning, C Filter
2017-11-02 21:55h UT (#603271-74)
12" LX200R  (at f/10.4) + ST-10XME
  
M2 - detail
Image
CCD Image (Log Scaling, 50% size)
Image details as above
[ 100% size ]
  
Image
CCD Image (Log Scaling, 75% size, cropped)
Image details as above
[ 100% size ]
  
Image
Negative CCD Image (Log Scaling, 75% size, cropped)
Image details as above
[ 100% size ]
  
M2 - Earlier Image (2005)
Image
CCD Image (Logarithmic Scaling)
5 x 20 sec exposure (average), clear filter
2005-08-14  21:59 h UT (#92080-84)
8" LX200 classic + ST-7e

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M15 - Globular Cluster

M15 (Pegasus)
Image
CCD Image (Linear Scaling, 50% size)
3 x 15s exposure (average combine), 3x3 binning, C Filter
2017-11-02 22:02h UT (#603281-86)
12" LX200R  (at f/10.4) + ST-10XME
  
M15 - detail
Image
CCD Image (Log Scaling, 50% size)
Image details as above
[ 100% size ]
  
Image
CCD Image (Log Scaling, 75% size, cropped)
Image details as above
[ 100% size ]
  
Image
Negative CCD Image (Log Scaling, 75% size, cropped)
Image details as above
  
M15 - Earlier Image (2003)
Image
CCD image
  6 x 10 sec exposures (medium combine), with mid range brighten
2003-08-03  23:14 to 23:16 h UT (#48072-77)
8" LX200 classic + ST-7e

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NGC 7662 - Planetary Nebula ("Blue Snowball", Caldwell 22)

NGC 7662 / Herschel IV-18 / Caldwell 22 (Andromeda)
Image
CCD Image (Linear Scale, 50% size)
4 x 15s exposure (average combine), 3x3 binning, C Filter
2017-11-02 22:08h UT (#603291-97)
12" LX200R  (at f/10.4) + ST-10XME
  
NGC 7662 - detail
Image
CCD Image (Log Scale, 100% size, cropped)
Image details as above
  
Image
CCD Image (Log Scale, 200% size, cropped)
Image details as above
  
Image
False Colour CCD Image (Log Scale, 200% size, cropped)
Image details as above
  
NGC 7662 - Earlier Image (2008)
Image
Annotated CCD Image (50% size, cropped)
3 x 30s exposure (average combine), 1x1 binning, C Filter 
2008-04-18 02:35hUT (#283343-45)
8" LX200 Classic + ST-7E
  
NGC 7662 - Earlier Image (2004)
Image
CCD  Colour Composite
Luminance (C med 3x60s), Blue 250% (B med 6 x 60s),
Green (V med 3x60s), Red (R med 3x60s)
2004-11-02 00:41h UT (#73063-77)
8" LX200 Classic + ST-7E 

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M27 - Planetary Nebula ("Dumbbell Nebula")

M27 (Vulpecula) 
Image
CCD Image (Linear Scale, 50% size)
5 x 15s exposure (average combine), 3x3 binning, C Filter
2017-11-02 22:14h UT (#603302-10)
12" LX200R  (at f/10.4) + ST-10XME
[ 100% size ]
  
M27 - detail
Image
CCD Image (Linear Scale, 75% size, cropped)
Image details as above
  
M27 - Earlier Image (2010)
Image
CCD Image (50% size)
3 x 60s (average combine), 3x3 binning, C filter, Autoguided
2010-11-10  18:24h UT (#435012-14)
12" LX200R  (at f/9.7) + ST-10XME
  

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NGC 936 - Spiral Galaxy

NGC 936 (Cetus) 
Image
CCD Image (50% size)
7 x 20s exposure (average combine), 3x3 binning, C Filter
2017-11-02 22:20h UT (#603313-21)
12" LX200R  (at f/10.4) + ST-10XME
  
NGC 936 - Detail
Image
CCD Image (100% size, cropped)
Image details as above
  
Image
Negative CCD Image (100% size, cropped)
Image details as above

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M29 - Open Cluster

M29 (Cygnus) 
Image
CCD Image (50% size)
6 x 10s exposure (average combine), 3x3 binning, C Filter
2017-11-02 22:33h UT (#603336-44)
12" LX200R  (at f/10.4) + ST-10XME
[ 100% size ]
  
M29 - Earlier Image (2008)
Image
CCD Image Mosaic (75%, cropped)
60 sec exposure, 2x2 binning, C Filter 
2008-10-21 23:01h UT (#317348-53)
8" LX200 classic + ST-7e
[ Full size Image ]

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NGC 7128 - Open Cluster

NGC 7128 / Herschel VII-40 (Cygnus) 
Image
CCD Image (50% size)
6 x 15s exposure (average combine), 3x3 binning, C Filter
2017-11-02 22:39h UT (#603348-55)
12" LX200R  (at f/10.4) + ST-10XME
[ 100% size ]
  
NGC 7128 - Earlier Image (2008)
Image
CCD Image 
3 x 90 sec exposure (average combine), 2x2 binning, C Filter
2008-09-20 21:47 UT (#303071-73)
8" LX200 Classic + ST-7E

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NGC 7086 - Open Cluster

NGC 7086 / Herschel VI-32 (Cygnus) 
Image
CCD Image (50% size)
6 x 15s exposure (average combine), 3x3 binning, C Filter
2017-11-02 22:44h UT (#603358-66)
12" LX200R  (at f/10.4) + ST-10XME
[ 100% size ]
  
NGC 7128 - Earlier Image (2008)
(Taken in dawn light)
Image
CCD Image
3 x 60 sec exposure (average combine), 2x2 binning, C Filter
2008-09-02 04:16 UT (#298162-64)
8" LX200 Classic + ST-7E

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NGC 6834 - Open Cluster

NGC 6834 / Herschel VIII-16 (Cygnus) 
Image
CCD Image (50% size)
6 x 15s exposure (average combine), 3x3 binning, C Filter
2017-11-02 22:50h UT (#603370-77)
12" LX200R  (at f/10.4) + ST-10XME
[ 100% size ]
  
NGC 6834 - Earlier Image (2008)
Image 
CCD Image
60 sec exposure, 2x2 binning, C Filter
2008-09-19 23:00 UT (#302187)
8" LX200 Classic + ST-7E

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NGC 6830 - Open Cluster

NGC 6830 / Herschel VII-9 (Cygnus) 
Image
CCD Image (50% size)
7 x 15s exposure (average combine), 3x3 binning, C Filter
2017-11-02 22:56h UT (#603381-93)
12" LX200R  (at f/10.4) + ST-10XME
[ 100% size ]
  
NGC 6830 - Earlier Image (2008)
Image 
CCD Image
2 x 60 sec exposure (average combine), 2x2 binning, C Filter
2008-09-01 21:55 UT (#298064-65)
8" LX200 Classic + ST-7E

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NGC 1245 - Open Cluster

NGC 1245 (Perseus)
Image
CCD Image (50% size)
8 x 15s exposure (average combine), 3x3 binning, C Filter
2017-11-02 23:02h UT (#603396-404)
12" LX200R  (at f/10.4) + ST-10XME
[ 100% size ]
  
NGC 1245 - Earlier Image (2004)
Image 
CCD Image
3 x 30 sec exposure (average combine), 2x2 binning, C Filter
2004-09-19 00:25h UT (#72091-93)
8" LX200 Classic + ST-7E

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M39 - Open Cluster

M39 (Cygnus)
Central part of cluster
Image
CCD Image (50% size)
8 x 15s exposure (average combine), 3x3 binning, C Filter
2017-11-02 23:08h UT (#603409-15)
12" LX200R  (at f/10.4) + ST-10XME
[ 100% size ]
  
M39 - Earlier Image (2005)
Image
Central portion of a CCD Image Mosaic (5x3,  15 Frames)
20 sec exposure,  R Filter
2005-10-09 03:16h UT  (#99084-98 {S98} )
8" LX200 classic + ST-7e
(Full Size)

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M56 - Globular Cluster

M56 (Pegasus)
Image
CCD Image (Linear Scaling, 50% size)
3 x 15s exposure (average combine), 3x3 binning, C Filter
2017-11-02 22:02h UT (#603281-86)
12" LX200R  (at f/10.4) + ST-10XME
  
M56 - detail
Image
CCD Image (Square Root Scaling, 75% size, cropped)
Image details as above
[ 100% size ]
  
M56 - Earlier Image (2009)
Image
CCD image (Linear Scale, 75% size, cropped)
 3 x 15s sec exposure (median combine), 2x2 binning, C Filter
2009-05-11 23:29h UT (#368109-11)
12" LX200RĀ  (at f/5.7) + ST-10XME

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M52 - Open Cluster

M52 (Cassiopeia)
Image
CCD Image (50% size)
7 x 15s exposure (average combine), 3x3 binning, C Filter
2017-11-02 23:20h UT (#603429-37)
12" LX200R  (at f/10.4) + ST-10XME
  
M52 - detail
Image
CCD Image (80% size, cropped)
Image details as above
[ 100% size ]
  
M52 - Earlier Image (2010)
Image 
CCD Image (75% size)
3 x 30s (median combine), 3x3 binning, C Filter 
2010-02-20 21:45h UT  (#414261-63)
12" LX200R (at f/9.7) + ST-10XME
  
M52 - Earlier Image (2005)
Image
CCD Image Mosaic (2x2 frames)
20 sec exposure, R filter
2005-09-02  22:07 h UT (#93029-32)
8" LX200 classic + ST-7e

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