Messier 64, 



Messier 64

Messier 64, 



Messier 64

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Meade R5 120mm

Imaging cameras: Canon 1100D

Mounts: Orion Sirius EQ-G Computerized GoTo Telescope Mount

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Svbony SV106 (50x190 F4)

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI120MM guide camera

Software: PHD2 Guiding 2.69 Phd2  ·  Adobe Phosotshop C6  ·  EQASCOM  ·  Astrophotography Tool (APT)  ·  Luc Coiffier's DeepSkyStacker

Dates:May 7, 2021

Frames: 5x180" (15')

Integration: 15'

Darks: 20

Flats: 20

Bias: 20

Avg. Moon age: 25.65 days

Avg. Moon phase: 16.07%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00

Resolution: 3801x2260

Locations: Home observatory, Esmont, Virginia, United States

Data source: Backyard


Messier 64, also known as the Black-eye Galaxy. This is only 14 mins worth of data as the clouds rolled in. I hope to improve this by getting at least an hour or two.



Messier 64,