Contains:  M 64, Black-eye galaxy, NGC 4826
Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
M64 - The Black Eye Galaxy, 





    
        

            Tim Jardine
M64 - The Black Eye Galaxy

M64 - The Black Eye Galaxy

Technical card

Resolution: 2396x1868

Dates:June 4, 2013

Frames: 20x600"

Integration: 3.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 25.74 days

Avg. Moon phase: 15.39%

Astrometry.net 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

Data source: Unknown

Description

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.

Comments

Author

timjardine
Tim Jardine
License: None (All rights reserved)
4650
Like

Sky plot

Sky plot

Histogram

M64 - The Black Eye Galaxy, 





    
        

            Tim Jardine