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Contains:  Sunflower galaxy, M 63, NGC 5055
Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
M 63  closeup, 


            Christoph Lichtblau
M 63  closeup

M 63 closeup

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Celestron Edge 11HD

Imaging camera:ZWO ASI 1600MM-Pro

Mount:Skywatcher EQ-6R pro

Guiding camera:zwo ASI 120mc

Focal reducer:Optec Lepus 0.62

Software:Adobe PS CS2Deepsky stackerPixInsight

Filter:Baader Filterset 2"

Resolution: 2715x2105

Dates:May 14, 2019

Frames: 118x400"

Integration: 13.1 hours

Avg. Moon age: 10.05 days

Avg. Moon phase: 76.90% job: 2729456

RA center: 198.952 degrees

DEC center: 42.030 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.426 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 11.411 degrees

Field radius: 0.203 degrees

Data source: Backyard


Now I could finish the project Messier 63. After two clear nights (mostly) I was able to get enough colour data for processing. Here in my backyard near Frankfurt in Germany the light pollution of course is always a big problem to handle with. So I am not possible from here to go deeper into the faint details like on other nice pics of the colleages, we could see last days here in astrobin. But for the possibilities I have here, I'm happy with it.........hope you like it too



Christoph Lichtblau
License: None (All rights reserved)


  • M 63  closeup, 


            Christoph Lichtblau
  • M 63  closeup, 


            Christoph Lichtblau
  • Final
    M 63  closeup, 


            Christoph Lichtblau

Sky plot

Sky plot


M 63  closeup, 


            Christoph Lichtblau