Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Coma Berenices (Com)  ·  Contains:  Black Eye Galaxy  ·  Evil Eye Galaxy  ·  M 64  ·  NGC 4826
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Messier 64 - The Black Eye Galaxy, 



    
        

            Ryan Wierckx
Messier 64 - The Black Eye Galaxy
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Messier 64 - The Black Eye Galaxy

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Messier 64 - The Black Eye Galaxy, 



    
        

            Ryan Wierckx
Messier 64 - The Black Eye Galaxy
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Messier 64 - The Black Eye Galaxy

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron EDGE HD 11"

Imaging cameras: QHYCCD 294M Pro

Mounts: AstroPhysics 900 GTO

Guiding cameras: ZWO AS174mm mini

Focal reducers: Celestron Edge HD 1100 0.7x Focal Reducer

Software: NINA Nighttime Imaging ‘N’ Astronomy  ·  Pixinsight 1.8  ·  PHD2

Filters: Astronomik LRGB 36mm

Accessory: Pegasus Astro Pocket Powerbox  ·  Feathertouch MicroTouch focuser  ·  Moonlite CHL 2.5" Edge HD Focuser  ·  Pegasus Astro Dual motor focus controller  ·  Startech Industrial USB3 Hub


Dates:May 10, 2021

Frames: 88x300" (7h 20')

Integration: 7h 20'

Avg. Moon age: 28.37 days

Avg. Moon phase: 1.52%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4506529

RA center: 12h 56' 43"

DEC center: +21° 40' 55"

Pixel scale: 0.483 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 186.705 degrees

Field radius: 0.221 degrees


Resolution: 2775x1772

Data source: Traveller

Description

My first image with the QHY 294M Pro. The data this camera produces is fantastic, and it is very versatile with it's two modes. A great combination and beats out the 16200A at this focal ratio and scale despite being somewhat over sampled at 1960mm. I hope to image many more galaxies with this combination before they all sink below the horizon.

Data acquisition:

2021/05/05 : LRGB

2021/05/09 : RGB

2021/05/10 : RGB

All data taken from South-Eastern Manitoba, Canada.

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Messier 64 - The Black Eye Galaxy, 



    
        

            Ryan Wierckx