Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  M 99  ·  NGC 4254  ·  Pin-wheel nebula
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M99  - the coma pinwheel, 



    
        

            Andrew Lockwood
M99  - the coma pinwheel
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M99 - the coma pinwheel

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: ASA 16N

Imaging cameras: QSI 683wsg-8

Mounts: ASA Astrosysteme ASA DDM85

Guiding telescopes or lenses: ASA 16N

Focal reducers: ASA Astrosysteme ASA 3" Wynne Reducer Corrector 0,95x

Software: PixInsight

Filters: Astrodon 31mm Blue  ·  Astrodon 31mm Red  ·  Astrodon 31mm Ha 5nm


Dates:March 2, 2019

Frames: 192x300"

Integration: 16.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 25.82 days

Avg. Moon phase: 14.81%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2561148

RA center: 12h 18' 44"

DEC center: +14° 25' 8"

Pixel scale: 0.380 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 3.677 degrees

Field radius: 0.394 degrees


Resolution: 5988x4464

Locations: home, perth, western australia, Australia

Data source: Backyard

Description

55 Million light years away, in the Virgo cluster of galaxies is the Coma Pinwheel. Although similar in dimensions to the Milky Way it appears to only have 15% of the mass of our home galaxy.

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M99  - the coma pinwheel, 



    
        

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