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Contains:  M 95, NGC 3351
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M95 / NGC 3351 / NGC 3345 : Double Star System, 


M95 / NGC 3351 / NGC 3345 : Double Star System

M95 / NGC 3351 / NGC 3345 : Double Star System

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Meade LX200 8" GPS

Imaging camera:Atik Cameras Atik 383 L+ Color

Mount:Meade Equatorial Wedge on Tripod

Guiding telescope or lens:Meade ETX70-AT

Guiding camera:Meade DSI Pro

Focal reducer:Meade f/6.3 focal reducer/field flattener


Resolution: 1677x1264

Dates:April 19, 2019

Frames: 90x60" -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 1.5 hours

Darks: ~5

Flats: ~5

Bias: ~20

Avg. Moon age: 14.80 days

Avg. Moon phase: 100.00%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00

Temperature: 12.00 job: 2650464

RA center: 161.006 degrees

DEC center: 11.696 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.669 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 180.277 degrees

Field radius: 0.487 degrees

Locations: Home Observatory, Syke, Niedersachsen, Germany

Data source: Backyard


Never try imaging a faint object at full moon and bad seeing condition !!

M95 magn. = 11.4

But, at least I got an interesting by-catch : the double star NGC 3345 !
.... and I got a glimpse of another Messier Object for the completion of my Messier Catalog



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M95 / NGC 3351 / NGC 3345 : Double Star System,