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Contains:  M 66, NGC 3627, M 65, NGC 3623

Image of the day 03/12/2018

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    M65 and M66, 


            Kevin Morefield
    M65 and M66

    M65 and M66

    Technical card

    Imaging telescope or lens:Planewave CDK14

    Imaging camera:SBIG STX 16803

    Mount:Paramount ME II

    Guiding telescope or lens:Planewave CDK14

    Guiding camera:SBIG STX 16803

    Software:CCDWare CCDStack 2Adobe Photoship CCCCDWare CCDAutoPilot 5PixInsight

    Resolution: 3247x1974

    Dates:Jan. 17, 2018

    Frames: 83x600"

    Integration: 13.8 hours

    Avg. Moon age: 0.35 days

    Avg. Moon phase: 0.14% job: 1953516

    RA center: 169.894 degrees

    DEC center: 13.034 degrees

    Pixel scale: 0.728 arcsec/pixel

    Orientation: 339.772 degrees

    Field radius: 0.384 degrees

    Locations: Sierra Remote Observatory, Auberry, California, United States

    Data source: Own remote observatory

    Remote source: Sierra Remote Observatories


    M65 and M66, a pair of interacting galaxies and a part of the Leo Triplet. I'm happy about the detail I was able to get on these. I'm a bit under-sampled with a .73 image scale and it's difficult to get below 2 a-s on my subs.

    LRGB composition cropped from a square frame. Calibration in CCDStack, registration, integration and LRGB assembly in PI. Photoshop unsharp masking was used to sharped at multiple scales. A soft light layer was used between the color and luminance layers.

    83 subs, L22, R23, G21, B18. All 600 seconds. Total of 13.9 hours.



    Kevin Morefield
    License: None (All rights reserved)


      M65 and M66, 


            Kevin Morefield
    • Final
      M65 and M66, 


            Kevin Morefield

    Sky plot

    Sky plot


    M65 and M66, 


            Kevin Morefield