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Contains:  NGC 4346, M 106, NGC 4258, NGC 4248, NGC 4220, NGC 4217
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Messier 106 - Wide Field, 


Messier 106 - Wide Field

Messier 106 - Wide Field

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:CELESTRON EdgeHD 8

Imaging camera:QHYCCD QHY8L

Mount:Sky-Watcher NEQ-6 PRO GoTo SkyScan

Guiding telescope or lens:Skywatcher ED 80/600

Focal reducer:Starizona HyperStar 3

Software:EZCapPixInsight PHD Guiding 2.5.0

Accessory:Orion Starshoot Auto-Guider

Resolution: 3040x2016

Dates:May 16, 2014

Frames: 45x60" -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 0.8 hours

Flats: ~11

Bias: ~20

Avg. Moon age: 16.61 days

Avg. Moon phase: 96.19%

Mean SQM: 18.50 job: 1081911

RA center: 12h 19' 22"

DEC center: +47° 18' 18"

Pixel scale: 3.790 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -179.461 degrees

Field radius: 1.920

Locations: SNB, Saint Nom La Breteche, Yvelines, France


This is one of my first attempt to use the Hyper Star system on my C8EHD.
This picture was taken under medium light polluted sky near Paris.
Star shape is not good as the initial collimation of the HS was wrong (back focus miss calculated, and tilt not corrected).



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Sky plot


Messier 106 - Wide Field,