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NGC281 - My first two frame mosaic


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About this observation
Dean Ashton
Time of observation
17/09/2017 - 22:40
Observing location
St Austell, Cornwall UKll
Celestron 235mm EdgeHD SCT
Celestron CGEM Mount
Celestron Nightscape 10100 CCD
LoadstarX2 Guide Camera with off axis guiding
30x300s at f/10
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The star cluster NGC 281 is located about 9,200 light years from Earth and, remarkably, almost 1,000 light years above the plane of the Galaxy, giving astronomers a nearly unfettered view of the star formation within it.    

This image is composed of two frames each of 15x300s with a 20% frame overlap.  The two frames were calibrated and integrated in PixInsight and them stitched to create a single image with PixInsight.

This was my first attempt to increase the image field of view by creating a two-frame mosaic.

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