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M59 and M60, 



    
        

            Frank Zoltowski
M59 and M60
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M59 and M60

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Astro-Physics AP155EDFS

Imaging cameras: QHY22

Mounts: Losmandy Titan

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Astro-Physics AP155EDFS

Guiding cameras: QHY5L-II Mono

Focal reducers: Astro-Physics AP 0.75 Reducer

Software: Sequence Generator Pro  ·  PixInsight  ·  Open PHD PHD 2

Filters: Astrodon E Series Gen 2 L  ·  Astrodon E Series Gen 2 B  ·  Astrodon E Series Gen 2 G  ·  Astrodon E Series Gen 2 R

Accessory: Orion Thin OAG  ·  Xagyl Filter USB Wheel Xagyl FW8125  ·  usbFocus Stepper Motor and Controller


Frames:
Astrodon E Series Gen 2 B: 9x420" -25C bin 1x1
Astrodon E Series Gen 2 G: 9x420" -25C bin 1x1
Astrodon E Series Gen 2 L: 26x300" -25C bin 1x1
Astrodon E Series Gen 2 R: 9x420" -25C bin 1x1

Integration: 5.3 hours


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1470877

RA center: 12h 42' 51"

DEC center: +11° 36' 50"

Pixel scale: 1.093 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 173.810 degrees

Field radius: 0.455 degrees


Resolution: 2404x1784

Locations: Tebbutt Observatory, Edgewood, New Mexico, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

M59 and M60 in LRGB. A couple of elliptical galaxies, usually a bit on the boring side are located in a interesting field accompanied by a plethora of smaller galaxies.

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M59 and M60, 



    
        

            Frank Zoltowski