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M101 Pinwheel Galaxy, 



    
        

            Edward Overstreet
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M101 Pinwheel Galaxy

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M101 Pinwheel Galaxy, 



    
        

            Edward Overstreet
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M101 Pinwheel Galaxy

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Astro-Tech AT 65EDQ

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI174MM-Cool

Mounts: Orion Atlas Pro AZ/EQ-G Atlas Pro AZ/EQ-G

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion 50 mm guidescope

Guiding cameras: Orion SSAG

Software: PixInsight Pisinsight 1.8  ·  Adobe Photoship CC 2015  ·  Polemaster  ·  Sequence Generator Pro  ·  EQMOD  ·  PHD 2

Filters: ZWO LRGB Filters

Accessory: ZWO 7 Pos. Filter Wheel  ·  QHYCCD PoleMaster Polar Scope


Dates:May 3, 2018

Frames:ZWO LRGB Filters: 350x60" (5h 50') -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 5h 50'

Darks: ~25

Flats: ~100

Bias: ~100

Avg. Moon age: 18.04 days

Avg. Moon phase: 88.36%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00

Temperature: 12.00


Astrometry.net job: 2043499

RA center: 14h 3' 4"

DEC center: +54° 20' 34"

Pixel scale: 2.856 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 127.090 degrees

Field radius: 0.804 degrees


Resolution: 1704x1100

Locations: Observatory, Spartanburg , South Carolina, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

Last year I bought the ASI174MM-C to use primarily with my Quark Chromasphere. I decided to see how it would perform along with my AT65EDQ refractor. Since the camera was primarily made for solar, lunar, and planetary imaging I think it did reasonably well especially when paired with a low budget refractor....not to mention ZWO filters. Imaging over a span of three nights May 2, 3, and 4th.

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M101 Pinwheel Galaxy, 



    
        

            Edward Overstreet