Contains: NGC 3389, NGC 3384, M 105, NGC 3379, M 96, NGC 3368, M 95, NGC 3351
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The M96 Galaxy Group

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Imaging telescope or lens: Astro-Tech AT115EDT

Imaging camera: Canon 7D Mark II mod

Mount: Celestron CGEM II

Focal reducer: Astro-Tech .8 Focal Reducer/Field Flattener

Software: PixinsightPhotoshop

Resolution: 2400x1600

Dates: Jan. 20, 2018

Frames: 78x60" ISO1600

Integration: 1.3 hours

Darks: ~13

Flats: ~15

Bias: ~80

Avg. Moon age: 3.09 days

Avg. Moon phase: 10.42%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00

Astrometry.net job: 1928035

RA center: 161.565 degrees

DEC center: 12.143 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.599 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 43.021 degrees

Field radius: 1.041 degrees

Locations: Paine Open Space, Easton, CT, United States

Description

Another deep sky object that I've never seen before, this was simply a matter of looking for something I could shoot in the small section of sky visible from my yard. I'll need to capture a lot more frames to knock down the noise but, hey, galaxies!

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Shannon Calvert
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