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Contains:  NGC 5486, NGC 5485, NGC 5477, NGC 5474, NGC 5473, M 101, NGC 5457, NGC 5422
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The Pinwheel Galaxy - Evostar 72ED, 


            Nico Augustin
The Pinwheel Galaxy - Evostar 72ED

The Pinwheel Galaxy - Evostar 72ED

Technical card

Resolution: 3556x2000

Dates:Feb. 14, 2019

Frames: 45x240"

Integration: 3.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 8.97 days

Avg. Moon phase: 66.58% job: 2606801

RA center: 14h 3' 44"

DEC center: +54° 34' 4"

Pixel scale: 2.290 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 89.725 degrees

Field radius: 1.298

Locations: N von Selenter See bei Gut Salzow, Fargau-Pratjau, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

Data source: Traveller


One more time tried to push the Star Adventurer to its limits with Evostar 72ED, a6000. I really start to love my RasPi with Stellarmate OS and Ekos. The learning curve was steep again and I need to get some more energy out in the field 😉! But tried (RA) dithering what worked out fairly well and thus could pull out a bit more of the data than before when I have had massive problems with fixed pattern noise. Conditions were a suboptimal as the ≈70% illuminated waxing gibbous was already a huge light polluter in the sky 😜 far from being perfect but happy for now.



Nico Augustin
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  • The Pinwheel Galaxy - Evostar 72ED, 


            Nico Augustin
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    The Pinwheel Galaxy - Evostar 72ED, 


            Nico Augustin


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The Pinwheel Galaxy - Evostar 72ED, 


            Nico Augustin