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Contains:  M 66, NGC 3627
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M66, 





    
        

            Samuel
M66

M66

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:GSO RC12

Imaging camera:Atik 4000

Mount:Software Bisque Paramount MX

Guiding telescope or lens:GSO RC12

Guiding camera:Lodestar

Focal reducer:AP CCDT67

Software:PixInsight

Filters:Baader Planetarium R 36mmBaader Planetarium B 36mmBaader Planetarium G 36mmBaader Planetarium L 36mm

Resolution: 1800x1800

Dates:Jan. 12, 2016Jan. 30, 2016Feb. 8, 2016March 13, 2016

Frames:
Baader Planetarium B 36mm: 41x450" bin 2x2
Baader Planetarium G 36mm: 35x450" bin 2x2
Baader Planetarium L 36mm: 81x900" bin 1x1
Baader Planetarium R 36mm: 41x450" bin 2x2

Integration: 34.9 hours

Avg. Moon age: 14.42 days

Avg. Moon phase: 24.61%

Astrometry.net job: 1005414

RA center: 170.062 degrees

DEC center: 12.995 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.956 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 176.868 degrees

Field radius: 0.338 degrees

Locations: Observatorio remoto Tomas Lopez en AstroCamp, Nerpio, Albacete, Spain

Description

Messier 66 (also known as NGC 3627) is an intermediate spiral galaxy about 36 million light-years away in the constellation Leo. It was discovered by Charles Messier in 1780. M66 is about 95 thousand light-years across with striking dust lanes and bright star clusters along sweeping spiral arms. M66 is part of the famous Leo Triplet, a small group of galaxies that also includes M65 and NGC 3628. Four supernovae have been observed in M66.

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