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Contains:  NGC 5477, M 101, NGC 5457
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M101 Pinwheel Galaxy Test Shot, 


M101 Pinwheel Galaxy Test Shot

M101 Pinwheel Galaxy Test Shot

Technical card

Resolution: 1902x1488

Astrodon Gen2E Lum: 6x600" -30C bin 1x1
Astrodon Gen2E RGB: 18x300" -30C bin 1x1

Integration: 2.5 hours

Mean SQM: 21.33 job: 1131840

RA center: 14h 3' 27"

DEC center: +54° 24' 25"

Pixel scale: 1.579 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -179.032 degrees

Field radius: 0.530

Data source: Traveller


This is a first light for my FLI ML16200 camera. It is a short 2.5 hr test shot LRGB of M101. Afterwards I discovered considerable dirt had encrusted the entire surface of the objective lens of my APM 130/780. That definitely scattered some light and caused some of the focusing problems I had which should hopefully now at least be improved after subsequently cleaning the lens. But this will be it for M101 this year.

D.A.R.C. Observatory, NorCAL. 5 June 2016



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M101 Pinwheel Galaxy Test Shot,