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Contains:  IC3488, IC3533, IC3536, IC3543, IC3546, IC3571, IC3582, NGC 4494, NGC 4555, NGC 4562, NGC 4565, NGC4494, NGC4555, NGC4562, NGC4565
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NGC 4565 -The Needle Galaxy, 



    
        

            Bob J
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NGC 4565 -The Needle Galaxy

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron RASA 11" f/2.2 Astrograph

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI 294MC Pro

Mounts: iOptron CEM120 EC2

Software: Main Sequence Software Sequence Generator Pro  ·  PixInsight 1.8

Filters: Optolong 2" UV/IR Cut

Accessory: Starizona Filter Slider  ·  PrimaLuceLab ECCO  ·  PrimaLuceLab Eagle 3S  ·  PoleMaster  ·  Starizona MicroTouch Autofocuser  ·  Alnitak Flat Man


Dates:April 30, 2019

Frames:Optolong 2" UV/IR Cut: 46x120" (gain: 120.00) -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 1.5 hours

Darks: ~25

Flats: ~50

Flat darks: ~50

Bias: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 25.33 days

Avg. Moon phase: 18.68%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00


Astrometry.net job: 2739168

RA center: 12h 34' 11"

DEC center: +25° 56' 15"

Pixel scale: 1.542 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -175.837 degrees

Field radius: 1.045 degrees


Resolution: 4032x2754

Data source: Backyard

Description

This shot is the final from my ASI294C...It appears that the sensor has gone the way of the dodo...

There is a large spot right of center that has failed on the chip. I had to clip the back ground fairly well to eliminate it. I just liked the data so I went ahead and processed it any way...especially with the bad weather we have had here this year, so I guess I take what I can get....

Now to send the camera back to China! I wonder how long it will be until I see it again!!!!!

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Bob J
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NGC 4565 -The Needle Galaxy, 



    
        

            Bob J