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Contains:  NGC 4565, IC 3543, NGC 4562
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New Years Night Needle, 





    
        

            Guillermo Gonzalez
New Years Night Needle

New Years Night Needle

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Celestron 9.25 XLT

Imaging camera:Canon 5D mk II

Mount:Skywatcher AZ-EQ 5GT

Guiding telescope or lens:Celestron 9.25 XLT

Guiding camera:ZWO ASI 174MM

Focal reducer:Starizona SCT Corrector

Software:Adobe Lightroom 6BackyardEOS, PHD2, PixInsight 1.8

Accessory:TS OAG 9mm

Resolution: 3270x2328

Dates:Jan. 1, 2019

Frames: 17x600" ISO1600

Integration: 2.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 25.25 days

Avg. Moon phase: 19.31%

Astrometry.net job: 2491265

RA center: 189.118 degrees

DEC center: 26.030 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.898 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 94.124 degrees

Field radius: 0.501 degrees

Locations: Rebollar, Rebollar, Segovia, Spain

Data source: Traveller

Description

This year I welcomed the new year with a nice session from 1 AM to 5 AM, where I managed to put together some subs on this wonderful galaxy. Being the night it was, some subs were discarded due to fireworks...but not too many.

I am blown away by the many other galaxies that can be found in the picture and the distance that some of them are. I was not very agressive in the noise reduction in order to keep them as much as possible.

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Guillermo Gonzalez
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New Years Night Needle, 





    
        

            Guillermo Gonzalez