Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Cetus (Cet)  ·  Contains:  M 77  ·  NGC 1068
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M77 (NGC 1068) RGB

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M77 (NGC 1068) RGB

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Edge HD 1100

Imaging cameras: QSI 660 WS

Mounts: Software Bisque Paramount MX

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Edge HD 1100

Guiding cameras: QSI 660 WS

Focal reducers: Celestron f/7 reducer for Edge 1100 HD

Software: GIMP  ·  Deep Sky Stacker  ·  Fitswork 4  ·  Software Bisque The SkyX Professional  ·  Imagenomic LLC Noiseware

Filters: Astrodon 31mm LRGB E Series Gen 2 1.25"

Accessory: Innovations Foresight On-axis guider


Dates:Sept. 15, 2018

Frames:Astrodon LRGB 1.25" E series: 14x540" (2h 6') -18C bin 1x1

Integration: 2h 6'

Avg. Moon age: 6.01 days

Avg. Moon phase: 35.63%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 3.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2454168

RA center: 2h 42' 41"

DEC center: -0° 1' 4"

Pixel scale: 0.462 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 352.341 degrees

Field radius: 0.225 degrees


Resolution: 2730x2208

Locations: Washington County, North of Salem, New York, United States

Data source: Traveller

Description

M77 is a 9.6 magnitude barred spiral galaxy in the constellation Cetus. All subs for this RGB image were taken on a single night with very good seeing, and I couldn't get another clear night this past fall to take luminance data. Maybe next year?

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