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


Messier 63

Messier 63

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

Resolution: 3040x2024

Dates:April 8, 2014

Frames: 15x240" -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 1.0 hours

Flats: ~11

Bias: ~20

Avg. Moon age: 8.40 days

Avg. Moon phase: 60.73%

Mean SQM: 20.30

Mean FWHM: 4.20 job: 1125049

RA center: 13h 15' 49"

DEC center: +42° 1' 58"

Pixel scale: 1.082 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -93.772 degrees

Field radius: 0.549

Locations: Duc, Prayssas, Lot et Garonne, France


Another image from 2014, parallel guiding and no autofocus ...> 4.2 arcsec FWHM
SQM varying between 20.2 to 20.5

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
- color saturation boost
- green neutral
- deconvolution
- non linear image creation
Final image :
- jpeg calibration done in Mac Photo (high levels compress, dark pt adjust, denoise)



License: None (All rights reserved)

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Messier 63,