Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Virgo (Vir)  ·  Contains:  M 104  ·  NGC 4594  ·  Sombrero galaxy
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M104 - The Sombrero Galaxy (Cropped), 



    
        

            Trevor Nicholls
M104 - The Sombrero Galaxy (Cropped)
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M104 - The Sombrero Galaxy (Cropped)

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ 106 ED

Imaging cameras: QSI 6120 Wsg8

Mounts: Paramount MX

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ 106 ED

Guiding cameras: Starlight Express Lodestar X2

Software: PHD2 Guiding  ·  Pixinsight Core 1.8

Filters: Astrodon Luminance Gen2  ·  Astrodon Gen2E Green  ·  Astrodon Gen2E Blue  ·  Astrodon Gen2E Red

Accessory: Lakeside Astro Motor Focus System


Dates:April 20, 2015

Frames:
Astrodon Gen2E Blue: 10x120" (20') -12C bin 1x1
Astrodon Gen2E Green: 10x120" (20') -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon Gen2E Red: 10x120" (20') -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon Luminance Gen2: 10x60" (10') -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 1h 10'

Darks: 29

Flats: 29

Bias: 29

Avg. Moon age: 1.91 days

Avg. Moon phase: 4.09%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 620071

RA center: 12h 39' 57"

DEC center: -11° 36' 57"

Pixel scale: 1.206 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 179.108 degrees

Field radius: 0.249 degrees


Resolution: 620x630

Locations: Home (Back yard), Chelmsford, Essex, United Kingdom

Description

This is a crop as the fov provided by the FSQ106/QSI 6120 combo makes this pretty small.

Also posting the full frame

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M104 - The Sombrero Galaxy (Cropped), 



    
        

            Trevor Nicholls