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Contains:  M 108, NGC 3556
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M 108, 


            Lorenzo Siciliano
M 108

M 108

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:C11

Imaging camera:SBIG ST8XME

Mount:Synta EQ6

Filter:Custom Scientific LRGB filter set (1.25")

Accessories:SBIG CFW 10SBIG AO8

Resolution: 1530x1020

Dates:May 2, 2009April 2, 2018

Blue: 3x600" bin 2x2
Green: 3x600" bin 2x2
Custom Scientific Luminance: 5x900" bin 1x1
Red: 3x600" bin 2x2

Integration: 2.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 12.42 days

Avg. Moon phase: 76.34% job: 1997444

RA center: 167.867 degrees

DEC center: 55.674 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.598 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 89.422 degrees

Field radius: 0.153 degrees

Locations: Dintorni di Potenza, Potenza, Basilicata, Italy


Hi all.
This is a beautiful galaxy often overlooked, but with a lot of details.
The framing is quite odd, but I was forced to that because the suitable guide star was on the east side of the galaxy. In this picture, north is on the left.
The signal was poor too, as I shooted at it only few days past full moon.
The colours are from an old session on this object in 2009.
Anyway, hope you like it.



Lorenzo Siciliano
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M 108, 


            Lorenzo Siciliano

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