Contains: Sombrero galaxy, M 104, NGC 4594
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Sombrero Galaxy

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens: Planewave CDK14

Imaging camera: SBIG STT 8300M

Mount: Paramount ME II

Guiding camera: SBIG STT 8300M

Software: CCDWare CCDAutoPilot 5CCDWare CCDStack 2Adobe Photoship CC

Resolution: 3352x2262

Dates: June 3, 2017

Frames: 65x600"

Integration: 10.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 9.28 days

Avg. Moon phase: 69.63% job: 1963641

RA center: 189.997 degrees

DEC center: -11.625 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.437 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.636 degrees

Field radius: 0.246 degrees


It's all about that little band of dark clouds outside an otherwise featureless galaxy.

I'm working on retaining star color. It seems that keeping the highlights down on the initial stretch is the key. This more limited stretch is also helping with controling noise.

65 subs, L25 R13 G14 B13, all 600 seconds. 10.83 hours.



Kevin Morefield

Sky plot

Sky plot


Sombrero Galaxy, 


        Kevin Morefield