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Contains:  Sombrero galaxy, M 104, NGC 4594
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Messier 104 The Sombrero Galaxy in Virgo, 


Messier 104 The Sombrero Galaxy in Virgo

Messier 104 The Sombrero Galaxy in Virgo

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Meade LX200 10" ACF

Imaging camera:Canon 70Da

Mount:Skywatcher AZ-EQ6 GT

Guiding telescope or lens:TS 80/326 Guidescope

Guiding camera:Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2 Lodestar

Software:BackyardEOSPixInsight 1.8 Ripley PixInsight

Accessory:QHYCCD PoleMaster

Resolution: 5496x3670

Dates:April 10, 2019

Frames: 39x90" ISO2000

Integration: 1.0 hours

Darks: ~12

Flats: ~25

Bias: ~40

Avg. Moon age: 5.00 days

Avg. Moon phase: 25.77%

Temperature: 3.00 job: 2637153

RA center: 190.002 degrees

DEC center: -11.637 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.279 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 10.105 degrees

Field radius: 0.256 degrees

Data source: Traveller


Despite the fact that this object is very low in the sky -- I started at 18° above horizon and had maximum around 28° during Meridian -- it's been worth a trial. Beyond that it was windy and an ACF200 10" SCT mounted with a dew shield on an AZ-EQ-6 GT is prone to spill over those vibrations Right into your Frame.



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Messier 104 The Sombrero Galaxy in Virgo,