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Contains:  Sunflower galaxy, M 63, NGC 5055

Image of the day 08/06/2016

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    M 63, the Sunflower Galaxy, 


            Steve Cooper
    M 63, the Sunflower Galaxy

    M 63, the Sunflower Galaxy

    Technical card

    Resolution: 1880x1275

    Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 10x900" -35C bin 1x1
    Astrodon Green Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 11x900" -35C bin 1x1
    Astrodon Lum: 47x1200" -35C bin 1x1
    Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 8x900" -35C bin 1x1

    Integration: 22.9 hours job: 1181157

    RA center: 198.961 degrees

    DEC center: 42.037 degrees

    Pixel scale: 1.149 arcsec/pixel

    Orientation: 178.779 degrees

    Field radius: 0.362 degrees


    M 63, the Sunflower Galaxy

    SBIG STXL 6303 camera/ FW8G/ AO-X and AT 16RCT telescope with AP 27 TVPH reducer. Astrodon Gen 2 LRGB filter set. AP 1200 mount.
    Exposure times are 47 X 20 min Lum, 8 X 15 min Red, 11 X 15 min Green, and 10 X 15 min Blue. Bin 1X1.
    Sensor temp @ -35 deg.
    Frames acquired with MaxIm DL 6, calibrated and combined in CCD Stack2. Processed with PixInsight 1.8.
    Stardust Ranch, Okeechobee FL

    "Your loving kindness, O Lord, extends to the heavens, Your faithfulness reaches to the skies."
    Psalm 36:15 NASB



    Steve Cooper
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    M 63, the Sunflower Galaxy, 


            Steve Cooper