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M101 - Pinwheel Galaxy - LRGB, 



    
        

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M101 - Pinwheel Galaxy - LRGB

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M101 - Pinwheel Galaxy - LRGB, 



    
        

            Anis Abdul
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M101 - Pinwheel Galaxy - LRGB

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ 106ED

Imaging cameras: QHYCCD QHY814A

Mounts: Astro-Physics AP 900 GTO CP3

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ 106ED

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar x2

Focal reducers: Takahashi .7x Reducer

Filters: Astrodon LRGB CCD Gen II E-Series 1.25"


Dates:Jan. 17, 2018

Frames: 84x240" (5h 36')

Integration: 5h 36'

Avg. Moon age: 0.35 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.14%


Astrometry.net job: 1894880

RA center: 14h 3' 35"

DEC center: +54° 19' 37"

Pixel scale: 4.183 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -90.224 degrees

Field radius: 1.093 degrees


Resolution: 1500x1137

Locations: Backyard, Austin, Texas, United States

Description

I always wanted to do M101 (My earlier attempts never turned out wheel. I tried with Tak E130D as well AT8RC and it was never the way I wanted). This time I switched to M101 after M66 runs for few nights and got decent signal. It still had lots of strong LP and I probably could get more subs when moon is down but Pixinsight's DBE did a good enough clean and I am happy with the result.

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