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M63 - Sunflower in a Full Moon, 



    
        

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M63 - Sunflower in a Full Moon
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M63 - Sunflower in a Full Moon

M63 - Sunflower in a Full Moon, 



    
        

            TheGovernor
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M63 - Sunflower in a Full Moon

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Orion 10" f/3.9 Astrograph

Imaging cameras: Canon T2i/550D

Mounts: CGE

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion ShortTube 80 Guide Scope

Guiding cameras: Orion Starshoot Autoguider

Software: BackyardEOS Latest  ·  CS5  ·  DeekSkyStacker (DSS)


Dates:March 5, 2015

Frames: 10x300" (50')

Integration: 50'

Avg. Moon age: 14.53 days

Avg. Moon phase: 99.94%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 562970

RA center: 13h16m36s

DEC center: +41°5331

Pixel scale: 0.886 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 170.646 degrees

Field radius: 0.721 degrees


Resolution: 4905x3205

Locations: Home , Cleveland, Texas, United States

Description

First light on my new mount - the Celestron CGE...

I did a *VERY* rough polar alignment - I mean I didn't even look through a scope or anything, I just eyeballed "north" and got everything loaded on the mount and got several 120 second exposures with NO elongation of stars! I am THOROUGHLY impressed with the Celestron CGE mount! I added my guidescope and camera to the mix and successfully guided my longest exposure images yet - 10 X 300s @ ISO100 for this image... Yeah, you can't make out a lot, but DAMN good for first light, right!? Besides, couldn't expect much with an f/3.9 scope and a full moon! LOL!

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M63 - Sunflower in a Full Moon, 



    
        

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