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The NGC 5364 group, 



    
        

            Francesco Meschia
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The NGC 5364 group

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The NGC 5364 group, 



    
        

            Francesco Meschia
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The NGC 5364 group

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Astro-Tech AT130EDT

Imaging cameras: Nikon D5500 (Ha mod)

Mounts: iOptron iEQ45 Pro

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Stellarvue 9x50 Guide Scope

Guiding cameras: Lacerta M-Gen II autoguider

Focal reducers: Teleskop-Service TSRED379

Software: N.I.N.A. Nighttime Imaging 'N' Astronomy  ·  Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight 1.8 Ripely

Accessory: Lacerta MFOC V3


Dates:March 12, 2021

Frames: 30x480" (4h) ISO200

Integration: 4h

Darks: 25

Flats: 20

Bias: 300

Avg. Moon age: 28.65 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.88%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 3.00

Mean SQM: 21.65


Astrometry.net job: 4307330

RA center: 13h 54' 42"

DEC center: +5° 8' 23"

Pixel scale: 2.191 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -179.672 degrees

Field radius: 0.955 degrees


Resolution: 2500x1900

Locations: Pinnacles East, Paicines, California, United States

Data source: Traveller

Description

It’s that time of the year again! Galaxy season for the northern hemisphere is upon us, and so last night I was at Pinnacles East ready to capture this interesting galaxy group in Virgo. I was very happy to see the reading on my SQM peak well over 21.5 mag/arcsec2 again, and despite the sub-freezing temperature and marginal seeing I was able to collect some workable data.

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