Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Canes Venatici (CVn)  ·  Contains:  M 63  ·  NGC 5055  ·  Sunflower Galaxy
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What the Crop?! M63 at 400m Focal length, 



    
        

            Julian Shroff
What the Crop?! M63 at 400m Focal length
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What the Crop?! M63 at 400m Focal length

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What the Crop?! M63 at 400m Focal length, 



    
        

            Julian Shroff
What the Crop?! M63 at 400m Focal length
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What the Crop?! M63 at 400m Focal length

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: celestron RASA 8"

Imaging cameras: QHYCCD 183M

Mounts: Skywatcher Eq6

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion Guidescope 50 mm

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI 120 M

Software: Adobe Photoshop 2020  ·  AstroPixelProcessor  ·  Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight 1.8.8-6 Ripley


Dates:Feb. 17, 2021

Frames: 700x90" (17h 30')

Integration: 17h 30'

Avg. Moon age: 5.36 days

Avg. Moon phase: 29.11%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4260280

RA center: 13h15m47s

DEC center: +42°0148

Pixel scale: 0.622 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 359.139 degrees

Field radius: 0.197 degrees


Resolution: 1919x1243

Data source: Traveller

Description

I decided to process my current data of M63, even though the project is only halfway done in terms of exposure time.

You can see the Galaxy M63 in a pretty extreme crop since this was shot at a focal length of 400mm. I guess that proves once again that focal length isn't the most important factor. Especially not with average seeing!

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What the Crop?! M63 at 400m Focal length, 



    
        

            Julian Shroff