Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  M 96  ·  NGC 3368
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M96 - Deep Sky West Remote Observatory
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M96 - Deep Sky West Remote Observatory

Link to TIFF/FITS: http://www.deepskywest.com

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: RC Optical Systems RCOS 14.5"

Imaging cameras: SBIG Remote guide head

Mounts: Paramount ME

Guiding telescopes or lenses: RC Optical Systems RCOS 14.5"

Guiding cameras: SBIG STX 16803

Software: PixInsight 1.8  ·  Software Bisque The Sky X Pro  ·  Focus Max  ·  Cyanogen Maxim DL5 ver. 5.24

Filters: Astrodon Luminance Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2  ·  Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2  ·  Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2  ·  Astrodon Green Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2


Dates:April 26, 2018

Frames:
Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 16x1200" bin 1x1
Astrodon Green Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 12x1200" bin 1x1
Astrodon Luminance Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 29x1200" bin 1x1
Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 20x1200" bin 1x1

Integration: 25.7 hours

Avg. Moon age: 11.19 days

Avg. Moon phase: 86.21%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2033198

RA center: 10h 46' 45"

DEC center: +11° 49' 33"

Pixel scale: 0.391 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 354.233 degrees

Field radius: 0.224 degrees


Resolution: 1824x1967

Locations: Deep Sky West Remote Obsevatory (DSW), Rowe, New Mexico, United States

Description

M96...From Wiki.....

Messier 96 (also known as M96 or NGC 3368) is an intermediate spiral galaxy about 35 million light-years away in the constellation Leo(the Lion). It was discovered by French astronomer Pierre Méchain on March 20, 1781. After communicating his finding, French astronomer Charles Messier confirmed the finding four days later and added it to his catalogue of nebulous objects. Finding this object is extremely difficult with binoculars. With a telescope of 25.4 cm (10.0 in) aperture, the galaxy is visible as a 3 × 5 arcminute halo with a brighter core region.

This complex galaxy is inclined by an angle of about 53° to the line of sight from the Earth, which is oriented at a position angle of 172°. It is categorized as a double-barred spiral galaxy with a small inner bulge through the core along with an outer bulge. The nucleus displays a weak level of activity of the LINER2 type. Variations in ultraviolet emission from the core suggest the presence of a supermassive black hole. Estimates for the mass of this object range from 1.5×106 to 4.8×107 times the mass of the Sun.

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M96 - Deep Sky West Remote Observatory, 



    
        

            Deep Sky West (Lloyd)