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Contains:  M 83, NGC 5236
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Southern Pinwheel Galaxy (from the North!), 





    
        

            drivingcat
Southern Pinwheel Galaxy (from the North!)

Southern Pinwheel Galaxy (from the North!)

Technical card

Resolution: 2163x1446

Dates:May 16, 2017

Frames:Hutech IDAS 2" LPS-D1: 405x30" ISO1600

Integration: 3.4 hours

Darks: ~20

Flats: ~20

Bias: ~20

Avg. Moon age: 19.79 days

Avg. Moon phase: 74.04%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 6.00

Astrometry.net job: 1987373

RA center: 204.249 degrees

DEC center: -29.868 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.680 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 85.024 degrees

Field radius: 0.246 degrees

Locations: Backyard, Dacula, GA, United States

Description

I'm glad I live in a location where this guy is just high enough above the horizon to where I can photograph it. This may closely resemble what a distant observer sees when looking at the Milky Way face on though I think the Milky Way is larger with more spiral arms.

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Southern Pinwheel Galaxy (from the North!), 





    
        

            drivingcat