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Image of the day 06/29/2014

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M83 southern pinwheel galaxy, 



    
        

            Giovanni Paglioli
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M83 southern pinwheel galaxy

Image of the day 06/29/2014

Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
M83 southern pinwheel galaxy, 



    
        

            Giovanni Paglioli
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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%

RA center: 13h37m00s.75

DEC center: -29°5155.2

Pixel scale: 1.557 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 179.009 degrees

Field radius: 0.513 degrees

WCS transformation: thin plate spline

More info:Open 

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.

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M83 southern pinwheel galaxy, 



    
        

            Giovanni Paglioli