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Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  Bode's Galaxy, M 81, NGC 3031
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Bode's Galaxy, 


            Daniel Hightower
Bode's Galaxy
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Bode's Galaxy

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron Edge 925HD

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600MM-PRO

Mounts: Orion HDX110

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion 60mm Guidescope

Guiding cameras: Orion StarShoot AutoGuider Pro Mono

Software: Sequence Generator Pro Seqence Generator Pro  ·  PixInsight 1.8 Ripely  ·  Cartes du Ciel Carte Du Ciel 3.10

Filters: Baader Planetarium Luminance 2"  ·  Astronomik Ha 12nm  ·  Baader Planetarium RGB 2"

Dates:April 4, 2019April 18, 2019April 23, 2019

Astronomik Ha 12nm: 60x120" (gain: 75.00) -20C bin 2x2
Baader Planetarium Luminance 2": 120x120" (gain: 75.00) -20C
Baader Planetarium RGB 2": 180x120" (gain: 75.00) -20C bin 2x2

Integration: 12.0 hours

Darks: ~100

Flats: ~100

Flat darks: ~100

Avg. Moon age: 20.46 days

Avg. Moon phase: 60.28%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 7.00

Basic astrometry details job: 3546333

RA center: 9h 55' 31"

DEC center: +69° 4' 37"

Pixel scale: 0.472 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 250.803 degrees

Field radius: 0.345 degrees

Resolution: 4096x3308

Data source: Backyard


Tried binning at 2x2 since I moved from hyperstar to prime focus with a 0.7x reducer. With a 2x2 bin my image scale goes up to 0.99 arcsecs / pixel so is a little bit more forgiving than the native 0.33 arcsecs/pixel. Overall pretty happy with this image considering I live in a very light polluted city outside of San Francisco.



Daniel Hightower
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Bode's Galaxy, 


            Daniel Hightower