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A picture is worth over a thousand words? | by Simon__W
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A picture is worth over a thousand words?

Thought I'd share this crazy and surreal result of pursuing 'advanced' plate solving using astronomical databases of fainter magnitude stars via Pixinsight. This single 3 min image of the Running Chicken nebula, IC2944, using low gain (75) with the ASI1600 astro camera and Takahashi E-130D astrograph. PPMXL catalog of stars used. There are over 32,000 labels in this picture, download at high resolution and zoom in to see the identifiers

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Uploaded on March 3, 2017