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Contains:  M 74, NGC 628
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Messier 74 Spiral Galaxy, 


            Miles Zhou
Messier 74 Spiral Galaxy
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Messier 74 Spiral Galaxy

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:RCOS 14.5"

Imaging camera:SBIG STX 16803


Guiding telescopes or lenses:

Guiding cameras:

Focal reducers:

Software:Adobe Lightroom CCPixInsight for Mac

Filter:Astrodon LRGB Gen2 E-Series Tru-Balance Filters


Resolution: 3756x3672

Dates:Nov. 19, 2017

Frames: 100x1200"

Integration: 33.3 hours

Darks: 0

Flats: 0

Flat darks: 0

Bias: 0

Avg. Moon age: 0.92 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.95%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: None

Mean SQM: None

Mean FWHM: None

Temperature: None

Basic astrometry details job: 1981360

RA center: 1h 36' 35"

DEC center: +15° 46' 37"

Pixel scale: 0.550 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 74.347 degrees

Field radius: 0.402 degrees

Locations: Deep Sky West, Rowe, New Mexico, United States


Messier 74 (also catalogued as NGC 628) is a face-on spiral galaxy in the constellation Pisces. It has the lowest surface brightness of any of the Messier objects, and is a difficult object to observe visually. But its large angular size and face-on orientation make it an archetypal example of a "Grand Design" Spiral Galaxy.

This is an LRGB rendition. Efforts have been made to reveal the deep space dust around the galaxy.



Miles Zhou
License: None (All rights reserved)


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Sky plot


Messier 74 Spiral Galaxy, 


            Miles Zhou

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