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Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  NGC 4565
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ngc4565 Needle Galaxy, 


            Chris Heapy
ngc4565 Needle Galaxy
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ngc4565 Needle Galaxy

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Orion Optics ODK12

Imaging cameras: Atik Cameras 490EX

Mounts: 10 Micron GM2000 HPS II

Software: PixInsight PinInsight 1.8  ·  StarTools 1.4

Filters: Astrodon Ha 1.25 3nm  ·  LRGB

Accessory: SharpSky Auto Focuser

Dates:April 23, 2016

Frames: 50x600"

Integration: 8.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 15.92 days

Avg. Moon phase: 98.51%

Basic astrometry details job: 1492435

RA center: 12h 36' 24"

DEC center: +25° 59' 24"

Pixel scale: 0.379 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 101.456 degrees

Field radius: 0.217 degrees

Resolution: 3218x2587

Locations: Whirley Observatory, Macclesfield, Cheshire, United Kingdom


Struggling with local 'seeing' to get good resolution on this, I _think_ the ODK12 would perform better with improved conditions..



Chris Heapy
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  • ngc4565 Needle Galaxy, 


            Chris Heapy
  • Final
    ngc4565 Needle Galaxy, 


            Chris Heapy


Description: Re-balanced colours, used fractal sharpening ('Flux' in StarTools).

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ngc4565 Needle Galaxy, 


            Chris Heapy