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Contains:  M 81, Bode's nebulae, NGC 3031

Image of the day 04/07/2013

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    M81 (NGC 3031), 


            Hartmuth Kintzel
    M81 (NGC 3031)

    M81 (NGC 3031)

    Technical card

    Imaging telescope or lens:Celestron C8

    Imaging camera:Canon EOS 450D / Digital Rebel XSi / Kiss X2

    Mount:Skywatcher EQ6 Syntrek

    Guiding telescope or lens:Skywatcher Finderscope 9x50

    Guiding camera:Lacerta MGEN

    Focal reducer:Antares f/6.3 SCT


    Filters:Astronomik Clip CLSBaader IR EOS

    Resolution: 1800x1269

    Dates:March 3, 2013

    Frames:Astronomik Clip CLS: 20x600" ISO1600

    Integration: 3.3 hours

    Darks: ~20

    Flats: ~16

    Bias: ~23

    Avg. Moon age: 20.64 days

    Avg. Moon phase: 65.79%

    Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00

    Temperature: -3.00 job: 86256

    RA center: 148.884 degrees

    DEC center: 69.060 degrees

    Pixel scale: 1.568 arcsec/pixel

    Orientation: 94.190 degrees

    Field radius: 0.479 degrees

    Locations: Rückersdorf, Lauf, Bayern, Germany

    Data source: Backyard


    First test for finderscope-guiding. It worked nearly perfect :)
    The images where made with camera internal dark-substraction.
    12 images with CLS-filter - 10min per image.
    8 images without CLS-filter - 8min per image.



    Hartmuth Kintzel
    License: None (All rights reserved)

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    M81 (NGC 3031), 


            Hartmuth Kintzel