Monday, February 17, 2014

2006 DP14

EDIT: Thanks all! It was mag 15.4, 30s subs. Moving at 3.65"/min at time of captures.

During the +Virtual Star Party on February 16, 2014 I found Near Earth Asteroid, 2006 DP14.
This animation includes times: 2131EDT to 2154EDT using 30sec subs in Lum in my telescope, +Akule

Type: Custom Home Built Newtonian
Aperture: 356mm (14")
Focal Ratio: f/4.5  / 1,600mm FL
Primary Mirror: Carl Zambuto 14" f/4.5
Mount: Celestron CGE
Imaging Camera: SBIG STF-8300M (monochrome)
Color Filter Wheel: True Technology UK (Tru-Tek) - SupraSlim with Visual Wide Wheel (built in diagonal)
Filters: Baader Planetarium LRGB Telescope Filter Set
Guiding: Teleskop-Service TS9-OAG off axis guider
Guide Camera: The Imaging Source DBK 21AU618.AS
OS: Lenovo W530 (Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit)

Processing: DeepSkyStacker -> DigiKam -> Linux Convert to animated gif

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