Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Hydra (Hya)  ·  Contains:  M 83  ·  NGC 5236

Image of the day 06/29/2014

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    M83 southern pinwheel galaxy, 



    
        

            Giovanni Paglioli
    M83 southern pinwheel galaxy
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    M83 southern pinwheel galaxy

    Image of the day 06/29/2014

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      M83 southern pinwheel galaxy, 



    
        

            Giovanni Paglioli
      M83 southern pinwheel galaxy
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      M83 southern pinwheel galaxy

      Acquisition details

      Dates:
      Feb. 25, 2012
      Frames:
      4×1800(2h)
      Integration:
      2h
      Avg. Moon age:
      3.33 days
      Avg. Moon phase:
      12.00%

      Basic astrometry details

      Astrometry.net job: 307100

      RA center: 13h37m00s.7

      DEC center: -29°5154

      Pixel scale: 1.558 arcsec/pixel

      Orientation: -1.024 degrees

      Field radius: 0.513 degrees

      Resolution: 1887x1434

      File size: 1.2 MB

      Locations: Winter Star Party, Scout Key, Florida, United States

      Description

      Having had no time for imaging recently, and working on some good data from the last winter star party, I've found this in the 2012 wst folder. Not a very deep acquisition indeed but, still interesting. The image comes out from two very different dataset. The base image was been acquired with an Officina Stellare Veloce RH200 f3 coupled with a prototype Stalight XPress one shot color ccd on an Avalon mount. It consist of only 3 frames of 30 min each. The second datasaet comes from an Officina Stellare RiFast 400mm f3.8 with a FLI ML 11002 ccd and was only luminance. The scope was on a Paramount ME guided in parallel with a Borg 125mm refractor with a Sbig STV. Exposures was 8 5min each. This is the result using All the images as luminance and the Starlight ones as colors. Total exposure time is about 2.15 hours. The image is a full res crop in bin1x1 as it comes out from the Veloce telescope.

      Thanks!

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      M83 southern pinwheel galaxy, 



    
        

            Giovanni Paglioli