Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Virgo (Vir)  ·  Contains:  M 90  ·  NGC 4216  ·  NGC 4438  ·  NGC 4569  ·  NGC 4762  ·  The Eyes  ·  The star 27Com  ·  The star 29Com  ·  The star ρVir
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Virgo Cluster widefield, 


            Eric Cauble
Virgo Cluster widefield
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Virgo Cluster widefield

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Samyang 135mm f/2 ED

Imaging cameras: QHYCCD QHY168C

Mounts: iOptron CEM25P

Guiding telescopes or lenses: ZWO 30F4 Guidescope

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI 120MM

Software: SGP  ·  PHD2  ·  PixInsight

Filters: Optolong UV/IR Cut

Dates:March 10, 2019

Frames:Optolong UV/IR Cut: 88x120" (gain: 9.00) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 2.9 hours

Darks: ~12

Flats: ~15

Bias: ~25

Avg. Moon age: 3.52 days

Avg. Moon phase: 13.40%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2584498

RA center: 12h 36' 1"

DEC center: +12° 33' 28"

Pixel scale: 7.569 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 20.192 degrees

Field radius: 6.031 degrees

Resolution: 1824x1153

Locations: Crowder's Mountain State Park, Kings Mountain, NC, United States

Data source: Backyard


Shot the virgo cluster and surroundings testing my new QHY168C. It's kind of fun to shoot these small objects on an ultra-widefield rig. The sky background was pretty noisy for the integration time not sure what happened.


Sky plot

Sky plot


Virgo Cluster widefield, 


            Eric Cauble