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Contains:  M 104, NGC 4594, Sombrero galaxy
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Sombrero Galaxy - First LRGB Image, 


            Stacy Spear
Sombrero Galaxy - First LRGB Image
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Sombrero Galaxy - First LRGB Image

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron EdgeHD 8

Imaging cameras: QHY163M

Mounts: Losmandy G11 Gemini 2

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Celestron EdgeHD 8

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar Autoguider X2

Focal reducers: Celestron .7x Focal Reducer

Software: PixInsight 1.8 PixInsight version 1.8

Filters: Baader Blue  ·  Baader Green  ·  Baader Red  ·  Baader Luminance

Accessory: QHYCCD QHY FILTER WHEEL 7 X 36mm  ·  QHYCCD OAG-M  ·  MoonLite CF 2" Focuser  ·  QHYCCD PoleMaster

Dates:April 24, 2019

Baader Blue: 20x90" -20C bin 1x1
Baader Green: 20x90" -20C bin 1x1
Baader Luminance: 120x30" -20C bin 1x1
Baader Red: 20x90" -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 2.5 hours

Darks: ~25

Flats: ~25

Flat darks: ~25

Avg. Moon age: 19.91 days

Avg. Moon phase: 72.87%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00

Temperature: 25.00

Basic astrometry details job: 2671413

RA center: 12h 40' 0"

DEC center: -11° 37' 22"

Pixel scale: 0.553 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 25.818 degrees

Field radius: 0.287 degrees

Resolution: 2654x2638

Data source: Backyard


My first LRGB image! Bortle 5 skies and without a LP filter. Not bad on my first try I think.



Stacy Spear
License: Attribution-NonCommercial Creative Commons

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Sombrero Galaxy - First LRGB Image, 


            Stacy Spear