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M58, M59, M60 and associates, 



    
        

            Joe Shuster
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M58, M59, M60 and associates

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M58, M59, M60 and associates, 



    
        

            Joe Shuster
M58, M59, M60 and associates
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M58, M59, M60 and associates

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Explore Scientific ED127CF

Imaging cameras: QHY10

Mounts: Losmandy G-11 Gemini 1

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Tasco GT80

Guiding cameras: QHYCCD QHY5L-II-C

Focal reducers: Explore Scientific .7 Reducer/Flattener

Software: Stark Labs Nebulosity 4.0  ·  Cartes du Ciel  ·  New Astronomy Press CCD Calculator  ·  Open PHD2 Guiding PHD2 Guiding


Dates:April 13, 2016

Frames: 10x360" (1h)

Integration: 1h

Avg. Moon age: 6.70 days

Avg. Moon phase: 42.81%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1040151

RA center: 12h 40' 12"

DEC center: +11° 34' 26"

Pixel scale: 1.850 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -178.982 degrees

Field radius: 1.205 degrees


Resolution: 3894x2610

Locations: Blazing Star Observatory, Salem, MO, United States

Description

This is a galaxy group shot from overnight on the morning of 4/13/2016. This image has 10 pretty easy to see galaxies. The biggest on the left is M-60, then M-59 about 1/3 from the left edge, and M-58 on the right. The negative image shows more.

The sequence was scheduled for 108 minutes, but technical bugs limited exposure to 60 minutes. Also, I think some thin clouds drained the juice from a few images. This shot involved some new hardware and targets so I learned I need to improve on some techniques. But for my first wide galaxy group, I'm happy.

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M58, M59, M60 and associates, 



    
        

            Joe Shuster