Contains: M 106, NGC 4258, NGC 4248, NGC 4232, NGC 4231, NGC 4226, NGC 4217
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M106 and Friends

Technical card

Resolution: 2774x1944

Dates: March 31, 2013March 31, 2014

Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 13x300" bin 1x1
Astrodon Green Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 13x300" bin 1x1
Astrodon Luminance Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 18x600" bin 1x1
Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 13x300" bin 1x1

Integration: 6.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 10.00 days

Avg. Moon phase: 39.89% job: 477188

RA center: 184.312 degrees

DEC center: 47.229 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.307 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -179.842 degrees

Field radius: 0.614 degrees

Locations: Home Observatory, Atlanta, Georgia, United States


Data from several months ago taken at home observatory in suburban Atlanta. This is my first test of the focal extender for the FSQ-106. Although it does increase the "reach" of the FSQ there's no substitute for aperture...some else my long list of things I 'desperately need' to survive or else all is lost and I can never do anything ever again in imaging....

M106 and surrounding galaxies...pretty cool as I didn't know the field very well and didn't expect NGC 4217, NGC 4248 and all the others.




Sky plot

Sky plot


M106 and Friends, Lloyd