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Contains:  Sombrero galaxy, M 104, NGC 4594

Image of the day 04/19/2018

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    Sombrero Galaxy (M104), 


    Sombrero Galaxy (M104)

    Sombrero Galaxy (M104)

    Technical card

    Resolution: 3104x2546

    Dates:April 14, 2018

    Astrodon 50 mm G: 12x300" -20C bin 1x1
    Astrodon 50mm B: 7x300" -20C bin 1x1
    Astrodon 50mm L: 35x300" -20C bin 1x1
    Astrodon 50mm R: 12x300" -20C bin 1x1

    Integration: 5.5 hours

    Darks: ~20

    Flats: ~80

    Flat darks: ~80

    Bias: ~20

    Avg. Moon age: 27.91 days

    Avg. Moon phase: 2.96%

    Mean SQM: 21.40 job: 2012514

    RA center: 189.997 degrees

    DEC center: -11.615 degrees

    Pixel scale: 0.468 arcsec/pixel

    Orientation: 0.550 degrees

    Field radius: 0.261 degrees

    Locations: KG Observatory, Julian, CA, United States

    Data source: Backyard


    First real image from new observatory! Installation completed 3 AM Friday morning and this image taken Saturday! Many thanks to OPT and Planewave for making this possible.

    Lots of other galaxies were picked up with this 24" mirror in a 21.4 sky with just 3 hours of exposure. Do you see the tiny interacting galaxies?



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    Sombrero Galaxy (M104),