Contains: M 64, Black-eye galaxy, NGC 4826
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M64 - The Black Eye Galaxy

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens: Skywatcher Esprit 150ED

Imaging camera: Atik 460 EX

Mount: 10 Micron GM1000 HPS

Software: PHDAdobe Photoshop CS5 CS5Stark Labs Nebulosity 3.1

Resolution: 2396x1868

Dates: June 4, 2013

Frames: 20x600"

Integration: 3.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 25.74 days

Avg. Moon phase: 15.39% job: 91338

RA center: 194.178 degrees

DEC center: 21.682 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.870 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 31.240 degrees

Field radius: 0.367 degrees


I'm waiting on a new camera being delivered, and don't want to start any long image projects for any particular target.
So this is the astro equivalent of "Point and Shoot", a quick session (albeit over 4 nights) with a colour CCD camera.
The skies aren't really dark at this time of year, and I have no light pollution filter on the camera, so I am pleased with the result really, given the short exposure time and the general conditions.



Tim Jardine

Sky plot

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M64 - The Black Eye Galaxy, 


        Tim Jardine