Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Cetus (Cet)  ·  Contains:  M 77  ·  NGC 1068


            Frank Colosimo
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Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Starizona Hyperion

Imaging cameras: Alta U8300

Mounts: Paramount ME

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Starizona Hyperion

Guiding cameras: SBIG ST-402me

Software: Software Bisque The Sky X Pro  ·  CCD Autopilot 5  ·  Adobe Systems Inc. Photoshop CS5  ·  Maxim DL Pro

Accessory: Innovations Foresight On-axis guider

Dates:Nov. 22, 2013

Frames: 41x521" (5h 56' 1")

Integration: 5h 56' 1"

Avg. Moon age: 19.19 days

Avg. Moon phase: 79.46%

RA center: 02h42m46s.933

DEC center: -00°0028.88

Pixel scale: 0.610 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -7.590 degrees

Field radius: 0.236 degrees

More info:Open 

Resolution: 2220x1696

Locations: Blue Mountain Vista Observatories, New Ringgold, Pennsylvania, United States

Data source: Backyard


Messier 77 (M77 or NGC 106 is a magnitude 9.6 barred spiral galaxy in the constellation Cetus. It is seen 'face-on' and lies about 47 million light years away. I was able to capture the outer faint glow in this face-on. A number of small background galaxies add some depth and interest to the image.

Date: Oct- Nov 2013 Processed Dec 2018

Location: New Ringgold PA

Optics: Hyperion 12.5 inch f/9 2532mm focal length

Mount: Paramount ME

Camera: Apogee Alta U8300 Camera

Guiding: SBIG ST-402 on an On Axis Guider from Innovations Foresight

Exposure: LRGB: L- 11x10 min R-11x8 min, G- 8x6 min, B- 11x10 min, for a total of 6 hours (41 subs at avg 521 sec)

Processing: Image acquisition using CCD Autopilot. Initial processing was done using Maxim DL with subsequent processing with Photoshop.


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            Frank Colosimo

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