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Contains:  M 101, NGC 5457
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M101 Pinwheel Galaxy, 


M101 Pinwheel Galaxy

M101 Pinwheel Galaxy

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Celestron C11

Imaging camera:QHYCCD QHY9M

Mount:Skywatcher NEQ6 PRO Synscan

Guiding telescope or lens:Skywatcher 9x50 finderscope

Guiding camera:QHYCCD QHY5L-IIc

Focal reducer:Antares Reducer f/6.3


Filters:Baader L 2''Baader Blue 2"Baader Green 2"Baader Red 2"

Accessory:QHYCCD QHY 2" Filter wheel

Resolution: 1300x960

Dates:Sept. 25, 2014

Baader Blue 2": 6x60" -10C bin 1x1
Baader Green 2": 5x60" -10C bin 1x1
Baader L 2'': 9x180" -10C bin 1x1
Baader Red 2": 8x60" -10C bin 1x1

Integration: 0.8 hours

Flats: ~10

Bias: ~40

Avg. Moon age: 1.14 days

Avg. Moon phase: 1.47% job: 374111

RA center: 210.812 degrees

DEC center: 54.336 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.381 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 158.376 degrees

Field radius: 0.310 degrees

Locations: Puolivälinkangas - Oulu, Oulu, Finland


Had loads of trouble with this session - guiding RMS was spiking to 2-4 arc secs and focus had shifted by the time I started the imaging. Not satisfied with what I could scrounge together



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M101 Pinwheel Galaxy,