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Contains:  M 106, M106, NGC 4217, NGC 4226, NGC 4231, NGC 4232, NGC 4248, NGC 4258, NGC4217, NGC4226, NGC4231, NGC4232, NGC4248
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M106 and NGC 4217, 


            Jonathan W MacCollum
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M106 and NGC 4217

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Orion 203/1000 f/4.9

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI071MC Pro

Mounts: Celestron CGEM

Guiding telescopes or lenses: ZWO 60mm f/4.6 Guidescope with 1.25" Helical Focuser

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI 178MM

Software: PixInsight PinInsight 1.8.5  ·  Isbeorn N.I.N.A.  ·  PHD 2

Filters: Hutech IDAS LPS D1 2"

Accessory: Skywatcher 2" Coma Corrector f/4

Dates:Feb. 26, 2019Feb. 27, 2019March 4, 2019March 5, 2019

Frames:Hutech IDAS LPS D1 2": 349x60" -10C

Integration: 5.8 hours

Darks: ~50

Flats: ~30

Bias: ~300

Avg. Moon age: 25.33 days

Avg. Moon phase: 23.87%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00 job: 2572979

RA center: 12h 17' 18"

DEC center: +47° 18' 26"

Pixel scale: 0.985 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 172.040 degrees

Field radius: 0.746 degrees

Resolution: 4615x2910

Data source: Backyard


Galaxy Season has officially started for me! So excited! Had a string of 3 clear nights this week and was able to bounce around to a couple. Here's my first imaging of M106 and it's pal NGC 4217. Lots of smaller galaxies in this field of view, and I can't wait to see more!



Jonathan W MacCollum
License: Attribution-NoDerivs Creative Commons


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    M106 and NGC 4217, 


            Jonathan W MacCollum
  • M106 and NGC 4217, 


            Jonathan W MacCollum


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M106 and NGC 4217, 


            Jonathan W MacCollum

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