NGC6946 LRGB from Stinger 450 Classical Cassegrain and AP180EDT

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Luminance data taken on  September 25, 2006 from my backyard in Castro Valley, California

RGB data taken on June 25, 2005 from Fremont Peak State Park near San Juan Bautista, California

Luminance data: Stinger 450 Classical Cassegrain (18" f/12.6)    

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Lumicon Giant Easy Guider with Focal reducer for final: F= 3366mm, f/7.1

Finger Lakes CM10 MaxCam imaging camera operated at -20C


Finger Lakes CFW1 Filter wheel

SBIG ST7E guide camera

Six exposures of 20 minutes: no filter used

Luminance: Two hours exposure time

RGB Data: Astro-Physics AP180EDT f/9

Astro-Physics AP180EDT f/9 imaging scope

Finger Lakes IMG6303E imaging camera at -35C

Astro-Physics AP80/900mm guide scope

SBIG ST7E guide camera

Astro-Physics AP1200GTO Mount

Finger Lakes CFW7 Filter wheel

Optec IR-Blocking RGB Filters (50mm unmounted)


six exposures of 10 minutes through Red filter

Four exposures of 10 minutes through Green and Blue filters

RGB: Two hours twenty minutes exposure time

Total LRGB image exposure time: four hours 20 minutes

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