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M101 The Pinwheel Galaxy, 



    
        

            Barry Wilson
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M101 The Pinwheel Galaxy

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M101 The Pinwheel Galaxy, 



    
        

            Barry Wilson
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M101 The Pinwheel Galaxy

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ-106EDXIII

Imaging cameras: QSI683wsg

Mounts: 10 Micron GM1000HPS

Software: Sequence Generator Pro  ·  PixInsight 1.8 Ripely

Filters: Astrodon Luminance E-Series  ·  Astrodon E-Series Green filter  ·  Astrodon E-Series Blue filter  ·  Astrodon E-Series Red filter

Accessory: Lakeside Astro Motor Focus System


Dates:May 19, 2018

Frames:
Astrodon 5nm Ha: 18x1200" (6h) bin 1x1
Astrodon E-Series Blue filter: 30x600" (5h) bin 1x1
Astrodon E-Series Green filter: 30x600" (5h) bin 1x1
Astrodon E-Series Red filter: 30x600" (5h) bin 1x1
Astrodon Luminance E-Series: 56x600" (9h 20') bin 1x1

Integration: 30h 20'

Avg. Moon age: 4.50 days

Avg. Moon phase: 21.21%


Astrometry.net job: 2074844

RA center: 14h 3' 6"

DEC center: +54° 28' 26"

Pixel scale: 2.093 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 89.240 degrees

Field radius: 0.613 degrees


Resolution: 1534x1112

Locations: Entre Encinas y Estrellas E-EyE, Fregenal de la Sierra, Extremadura, Spain

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: e-EyE Extremadura

Description

This bright face-on galaxy is a firm imaging favourite and I have been very surprised at how much detail the mighty Tak FSQ106 has captured. The clear and dark Spring skies of Spain certainly help :-).

A crop is also uploaded to help see the detail.

Data acquisition: Steve Milne & Barry Wilson

Processing: Barry Wilson

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Description: Crop for the beautiful detail

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Entre Encinas y Estrellas (e-EyE)