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Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  M 63, NGC 5055, Sunflower galaxy
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Messier 63 - Sunflower Galaxy, 



    
        

            Eric Walden
Messier 63 - Sunflower Galaxy
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Messier 63 - Sunflower Galaxy

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher Esprit 150ED - 150mm f/7

Imaging cameras: QHY163M

Mounts: Celestron CGE Pro

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher Esprit 150ED - 150mm f/7

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar x2

Software: PHD2 Guiding  ·  Photoshop CC 2017  ·  Astro Pixel Processor  ·  Seqence Generator Pro

Filters: Astrodon Lum Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2  ·  Astrodon Tru-Balance H-alpha 5 nm 36mm  ·  Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-Series Gen2 36mm  ·  Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance E-Series Gen2 36mm  ·  Astrodon Green Tru-Balance E-Series Gen2 36mm

Accessory: Starizona Microtouch Autofocuser  ·  QHYCCD OAG-M  ·  Feathertouch 2" focuser  ·  QHYCCD QHY CCD Filter Wheel 7 x 36mm  ·  QHYCCD Polemaster


Dates:March 22, 2018

Frames:
Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance E-Series Gen2 36mm: 120x60" (gain: 120.00) -30C bin 1x1
Astrodon Green Tru-Balance E-Series Gen2 36mm: 120x60" (gain: 120.00) -30C bin 1x1
Astrodon Lum Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 180x30" (gain: 120.00) -30C bin 1x1
Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-Series Gen2 36mm: 120x60" (gain: 120.00) -30C bin 1x1
Astrodon Tru-Balance H-alpha 5 nm 36mm: 10x180" (gain: 120.00) -30C bin 1x1

Integration: 8.0 hours

Darks: ~100

Flats: ~30

Bias: ~100

Avg. Moon age: 5.08 days

Avg. Moon phase: 26.51%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1983477

RA center: 13h 15' 50"

DEC center: +42° 2' 20"

Pixel scale: 0.732 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 358.182 degrees

Field radius: 0.578 degrees


Resolution: 4554x3412

Locations: Starbase Walden, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States

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Eric Walden
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Messier 63 - Sunflower Galaxy, 



    
        

            Eric Walden