Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Lepus (Lep)  ·  Contains:  M 79  ·  NGC 1904
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M79 and Comet Lovejoy Q2 (C/2014Q2), 


M79 and Comet Lovejoy Q2 (C/2014Q2)
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M79 and Comet Lovejoy Q2 (C/2014Q2)

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Orion Sirius 8" GoTo

Imaging cameras: Canon 1000D

Mounts: Orion Sirius EQ-G Sirius EQ-G GoTo Mount

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion Magnificent Mini 50 Guide Scope w/SSAG

Guiding cameras: Canon 1000D

Software: DeepSky Stacker 3.3.4 Deep Sky Stacker 3.3.4  ·  PHD2 Guiding  ·  BackyardEOS  ·  Photoshop CS6

Dates:Jan. 15, 2015

Frames: 6x120" (12')

Integration: 12'

Avg. Moon age: 24.13 days

Avg. Moon phase: 29.54%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 527166

RA center: 05h24m28s

DEC center: -24°3701

Pixel scale: 3.275 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 173.032 degrees

Field radius: 0.765 degrees

Resolution: 620x413

Locations: Orlando Backyard, Orlando, FL, United States


Captured during a short window of clear skies as they were passing between a tree and my house.


Sky plot

Sky plot


M79 and Comet Lovejoy Q2 (C/2014Q2),