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Contains:  Bode's nebulae, M 82, NGC 3034
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Messier 82 Super Nova  4 April 2014, 


Messier 82 Super Nova  4 April 2014
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Messier 82 Super Nova 4 April 2014

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:Celestron .7x

Software:EZCapPixInsight PHD Guiding 2.5.0

Accessory:Orion Starshoot Auto-Guider

Dates:April 4, 2014

Frames: 8x120" -10C bin 1x1

Integration: 0.3 hours

Flats: ~11

Bias: ~20

Avg. Moon age: 4.78 days

Avg. Moon phase: 23.68%

Mean SQM: 21.20

Mean FWHM: 3.20

Basic astrometry details job: 1025336

RA center: 9h 56' 1"

DEC center: +69° 42' 46"

Pixel scale: 1.074 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -129.129 degrees

Field radius: 0.545 degrees

Resolution: 3040x2024

Locations: Duc, Prayssas, Lot et Garonne, France


VERSION A : A snapshot of the decreasing SN in Messier 82 taken in darker sky in the SW of France.

VERSION B : I just added an animation between the 2 february and 4 april photo ...

The brightness of the SN is much less than on the previous photo dated 2nd of February 2014.
I plan to take some measurements of the magnitude

FWHM : measured in Pixinsight : 3.2 arcsec (before deconvolution)

Pre-processing done in Pixinsight :
- overscan area offset correction
- bias correction
- flat correction
- hot pixel correction
- debayer
- registration
- stack
Processing done in Pixinsight :
- backgroung color neutralisation
- color calibration using galaxy
- residual sky background substraction
- slight deconvolution
- green neutral
- color saturation boost
- non linear image creation
Final image :
- jpeg calibration done in Mac Photo



License: None (All rights reserved)


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    Messier 82 Super Nova  4 April 2014, 


  • Messier 82 Super Nova  4 April 2014, 



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Messier 82 Super Nova  4 April 2014,