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Contains:  NGC 3412, NGC 3384, M 105, NGC 3379, M 96, NGC 3368, M 95, NGC 3351, NGC 3338, The star 53Leo
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M105 and neighbors, 


M105 and neighbors

M105 and neighbors

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Takahashi FSQ-106

Imaging camera:SBIG STL11K

Guiding telescope or lens:Televue Pronto

Guiding camera:SBIG ST-7E

Software:MaximDL 5

Filter:SBIG Luminance

Resolution: 3961x2519

Dates:June 9, 2007

Frames: 28x900"

Integration: 7.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 23.23 days

Avg. Moon phase: 38.56% job: 486826

RA center: 161.511 degrees

DEC center: 11.984 degrees

Pixel scale: 3.499 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 92.646 degrees

Field radius: 2.281 degrees

Locations: driveway, Daytona Beach, FL, United States


The M105 group was my original goal, but test shots soon had me change my plans. It is below center and to the left, the brightest member of a trio. The two wonderful spirals, M96 and M95, are nearly centered and above center respectively. Another set of less spectacular spirals along the left (north) side, with NGC3338 in the upper left corner, NGC3367 center left, and NGC3412 in the bottom corner. Some supersaturated stars on the right, but dim galaxies everywhere-- although not quite like the Virgo cluster. Log-log stretch in Maxim, luminance filter.



License: None (All rights reserved)

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M105 and neighbors,