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Contains:  M 63, NGC 5055, Sunflower galaxy
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m 63 (sunflower galaxy), 


            *philippe Gilberton
m 63 (sunflower galaxy)
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m 63 (sunflower galaxy)

Technical card

Dates:May 13, 2018May 19, 2018May 4, 2019May 5, 2019

Astronomik Halpha - 12 nm: 5x300" (gain: 139.00) -30C bin 1x1
Hutech IDAS LPS D1: 15x180" (gain: 139.00) -30C bin 1x1
Hutech IDAS LPS D1: 11x165" (gain: 180.00) -25C bin 1x1
Hutech IDAS LPS D1: 50x60" (gain: 180.00) -25C bin 1x1
zwo RGB filter set: 60x60" (gain: 139.00) -30C bin 1x1

Integration: 3.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 15.37 days

Avg. Moon phase: 6.75%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00

Temperature: 4.67

Basic astrometry details job: 2689653

RA center: 13h 15' 46"

DEC center: +42° 1' 37"

Pixel scale: 0.559 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 269.519 degrees

Field radius: 0.289 degrees

Resolution: 3244x1825

Locations: backyard, gévezé, Bretagne, France

Data source: Backyard


My first HaRGB image. I merged(inspired from HDR processing) 4 luminance layers to not get the nuclueus of m63 too much saturated. then I added the luminance layer of the last year session I did with my previous camera asi 174MM-cooled. To get more details I added a fraction of the H alpha layer in the luminance layer. The Red channel was a merge of red + Halpha layers.



*philippe Gilberton
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m 63 (sunflower galaxy), 


            *philippe Gilberton