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Contains:  M 109, NGC 3992
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Messier M109 - Finally, 


            Duane M.
Messier M109 - Finally

Messier M109 - Finally

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Orion ShortTube 80 Guide Scope

Imaging camera:Canon T2i/550D


Guiding telescope or lens:Orion 10" f/3.9 Astrograph

Guiding camera:Orion Starshoot Autoguider

Software:O'Telescope BackyardEOSCS5DeekSkyStacker (DSS)

Resolution: 4846x3155

Dates:March 14, 2015

Frames: 10x330"

Integration: 0.9 hours

Avg. Moon age: 22.92 days

Avg. Moon phase: 41.78% job: 571146

RA center: 11h 58' 16"

DEC center: +53° 15' 57"

Pixel scale: 0.883 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 178.328 degrees

Field radius: 0.709

Locations: Home , Cleveland, Texas, United States


I was finally able to get my telescope out again, after relentless waiting for the clouds and rain to clear. It was still a horrible night for it, and if I would've had ANY recent time with my telescope I wouldn't have even considered getting it out last night. The clouds did end up clearing for about 45 minutes, and I managed to capture this image.

I think I still need to go through my data and maybe take out the images that included clouds going through them, as a few may have slipped into this stack. I may reprocess this image again one day soon to see if I can get anything better.

Still, this image turned out a lot better than I thought it would!



Duane M.
License: Attribution-NoDerivs Creative Commons

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Messier M109 - Finally, 


            Duane M.

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