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Technical card

Resolution: 3300x2625

Dates: March 10, 2014March 11, 2014

Frames: CLS CCD: 34x600" -25C bin 1x1

Integration: 5.7 hours

Darks: ~20

Flats: ~30

Bias: ~60

Avg. Moon age: 9.12 days

Avg. Moon phase: 68.00%

Temperature: 5.00 job: 204428

RA center: 186.693 degrees

DEC center: 12.921 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.438 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -179.963 degrees

Field radius: 0.842 degrees

Locations: The Hills Observatory, Manchester, United Kingdom


At long last some clear skys! This image was taken over two nights, but a bright Moon stopped longer exposures. This is only the Luminance and a light polution filter was used (CLS). I will be taking RGB when I get the time.



Mike Oates

Sky plot

Sky plot


Markarians Chain Including M84 & M86, Mike Oates