Contains:Sunflower galaxy, M 63, NGC 5055
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M 63, 


M 63

M 63

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Astro-Tech AT8-RC

Imaging camera:Orion Star Shoot G3 Color

Mount:Orion Atlas EQ-G

Guiding telescope or lens:Orion 8x50 finder

Guiding camera:Orion SSAG

Focal reducer:Astro Physics CCDT67

Software:Adobe Photoshop 2 CSDSSStark Labs Nebulosity 3, PHD Guiding

Filter:Orion UV/IR Cut 1.25"

Resolution: 752x555

Dates: June 2, 2016

Frames: 10x600"

Integration: 1.7 hours

Avg. Moon age: 26.52 days

Avg. Moon phase: 9.89% job: 1103864

RA center: 198.968 degrees

DEC center: 42.028 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.594 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 1.241 degrees

Field radius: 0.207 degrees

Locations: Home, Deforest, Wisconsin, United States

Data source: Unknown


I'm trying to make lemonade out of lemons here. I wanted (and still do) to shoot a "really nice" M 63 this season, but I'm having problems. I recently cleaned the primary on my AT8RC, and it appears I'm having some collimation issues. I didn't want to waste the clear sky last night, so I shot some subs anyway. I was hoping to shoot this all night, however, my cam and Nebulosity decided to stop talking to each other after a mere 10 subs.

Oh well, onward and upward...



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M 63,