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Contains:  Sunflower galaxy, M 63, NGC 5055
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Messier 63 (The Sunflower Galaxy)

Technical card

Resolution: 1440x961

Dates:April 23, 2017April 24, 2017April 25, 2017April 26, 2017April 27, 2017April 30, 2017May 1, 2017May 2, 2017May 3, 2017May 13, 2017May 14, 2017May 24, 2017

Frames: 59x600" -10C

Integration: 9.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 16.69 days

Avg. Moon phase: 29.80%

Astrometry.net job: 1628404

RA center: 13h 15' 48"

DEC center: +42° 1' 30"

Pixel scale: 1.342 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -101.577 degrees

Field radius: 0.323

Locations: William J. Maloney Observatory, Pontotoc, Texas, United States

Description

This is the first target acquired with the ZWO ASI071 camera and it did not disappoint. Would have had many more exposures if it were not for our playing around with its gain\offset settings. Settled on HDR for 10 minute exposures. Seems to do the best for our tastes.

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WJM Observatory
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