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Imaging telescope or lens:Celestron C8 Starbright
Imaging camera:ZWO ASI 1600MM Cooled Pro
Mount:Orion (Synta) Atlas EQ-G
Guiding telescope or lens:Celestron C8 Starbright
Guiding camera:ZWO ASI 290MM mini
Focal reducer:Celestron Focal Reducer/Flattener x0.63
Astrometry.net job: 2684761
RA center: 13h 15' 40"
DEC center: +42° 2' 9"
Pixel scale: 0.616 arcsec/pixel
Orientation: 91.962 degrees
Field radius: 0.312 degrees
Locations: backyard, Chico, CA, United States
Data source: Backyard
Messier 63 or M63, also known as NGC 5055 or the seldom-used Sunflower Galaxy, is a spiral galaxy in the northern constellation of Canes Venatici. M63 was first discovered by the French astronomer Pierre Méchain then later verified by his colleague Charles Messier on June 14, 1779. Wikipedia
Distance to Earth: 27 million light years
Radius: 49,000 light years
Apparent mass: ~110 billion M☉
Age: 13.28 billion years
Stars: 400 billion
I'm trying to push the integration times for my exposures. This time I went with 90" for Lum and 180" for RGB. This is also, by far, the longest integration that I've attempted.
L - 222x90" = 5.55 hours
R - 53x180" = 2.65 hours
G - 55x180" = 2.75 hours
B - 51x180" = 2.55 hours
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