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Contains:  M 101, NGC 5457
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M101 from Negev Desert, a closeup, 


            Leo Shatz
M101 from Negev Desert, a closeup

M101 from Negev Desert, a closeup

Technical card

Resolution: 1301x1119

Dates:April 12, 2018

Frames: 67x300"

Integration: 5.6 hours

Avg. Moon age: 25.95 days

Avg. Moon phase: 13.80% job: 2033361

RA center: 210.806 degrees

DEC center: 54.350 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.430 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 279.939 degrees

Field radius: 0.341 degrees

Locations: Negev Desert, Mitzpe Ramon, Israel

Data source: Traveller


The sky quality was quite bad, a high flying fog or clouds were present most of the night. The colors were pretty much washed out and restoring some naturally looking colors was far from being straightforward.



Leo Shatz
License: Attribution-NonCommercial Creative Commons

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M101 from Negev Desert, a closeup, 


            Leo Shatz