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Contains:  M 63, M63, NGC 5055, Sunflower galaxy
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M63 | The Sunflower Galaxy, 


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M63 | The Sunflower Galaxy

Imaging telescopes or lenses: TPO 8" f/8 Ritchey-Chretien Astrograph

Mounts: CGE Pro

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion ShortTube 80

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Loadestar X2

Focal reducers: Astro-Physics CCDT67 - 0.67x Reducer

Software: Sequence Generator Pro  ·  PixInsight

Accessory: Optec TCF-S Focuser

Dates:June 7, 2019

Frames: 121x120" (gain: 120.00) -10C bin 1x1

Integration: 4.0 hours

Darks: ~25

Flats: ~50

Flat darks: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 4.41 days

Avg. Moon phase: 20.41%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 6.00

Mean SQM: 18.70 job: 2742841

RA center: 13h 15' 47"

DEC center: +42° 2' 19"

Pixel scale: 0.863 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.384 degrees

Field radius: 0.420 degrees

Resolution: 2605x2335

Locations: Home Observatory - Vickburg, Vicksburg, Michigan, United States

Data source: Backyard


This was an experiment of exposure settings with the ASI294MC-Pro. Trying out unity gain and 120s exposures. Overall it seems to be better than 0 gain and longer exposures, but I really struggled to get any color out of this image despite all the subs. Guess I need piles more for a really long total integration.



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M63 | The Sunflower Galaxy, 



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