M74, 



    
        

            Steve Coates

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Sky-Watcher SCT 8"

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 500D / Digital Rebel T1i

Mounts: Celestron CG-5 Advanced GT

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion ShortTube 80

Guiding cameras: Orion Star Shoot Planetary Imager & Autoguider

Focal reducers: Focal Reducer 0.63x

Software: PHD guiding  ·  photoshop  ·  DeepSkyStacker

Filters: Astronomik EOS Clip Filter: UHC

Accessory: PClix Intervalometer


Dates:Nov. 12, 2010

Frames: 13x240" (52')

Integration: 52'

Avg. Moon age: 6.31 days

Avg. Moon phase: 38.67%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 106196


Resolution: 620x443

Locations: Home, Ocala, Florida, United States

Description

November 12, 2010

Ocala, FL

~30 million light years distant

Constellation: Pisces

240 sec. exposure stacked in DSS for a total of 2 hour 39 min

PS CS5

Sky-Watcher 8 inch SCT

Orion 80mm guide scope with SSAG

Canon T1i

CG-5 mount

Atronomik CLS light pollution filter

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M74, 



    
        

            Steve Coates