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Contains:  Sunflower galaxy, M 63, NGC 5055
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M63, a LRGB picture, 


            Niels V. Christensen
M63, a LRGB picture

M63, a LRGB picture

Technical card

Resolution: 1412x1055

Dates:March 20, 2018March 23, 2018


Integration: 12.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 4.57 days

Avg. Moon phase: 23.38% job: 1984736

RA center: 198.951 degrees

DEC center: 42.034 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.839 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 319.387 degrees

Field radius: 0.205 degrees

Locations: Home observatory, Copenhagen, DK-2270 Kastrup, Denmark


Edit info 26/3-2018.
The M63 center info. is a mix of M63 2017 and present 2018 info. as mentioned below.
A tiny part come from these 2017 M63 pictures which include a supernova (labeled SN 2017dfc),
At that time in 2017 I was not aware of the supernova exsistence :-)

March 2018 info:
M63 Galaxy, a LRGB picture taken with 3 different scopes and cameras on Sjaelland/Copenhagen Denmark, two locations.
The seeing conditions was far from perfect these nights.

Setup 1: CHP, my yard 16" SCT, Atik Horizon camera. Exposure LRGB=59,29,29,29x120sec.
Setup 2: CPH, my yard WO FLT-110 scope, Atik 460ex mono. Exposure LRGB=63,30,29,38x120sec.
Setup 3: Niels Haagh, Sjaelland, Ganloese, TEC-140 scope, ZWO asi1600MM cool camera, Panther TTS-160 mount used. Exposure L=12x300sec + RGB=16,20,3x120sec.

Remote setup used for setup 1 & 2:

My home build observatory is placed in my front yard/in the "red light" polution zone, have a look here,

On request I will be happy to share/show tif/fit files/stack info, please just let me know, thanks.
Kind regards Niels



Niels V. Christensen
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M63, a LRGB picture, 


            Niels V. Christensen

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