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Contains:  Black Eye Galaxy, Black-eye galaxy, Evil Eye Galaxy, M 64, M64, NGC 4826
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            Cedric Raguenaud
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Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses:SkyWatcher 250/1000 CF Imaging Newtonian

Imaging cameras:QHYCCD 183C

Mounts:Skywatcher EQ8 pro

Guiding telescopes or lenses:TS-Optics OAG

Guiding cameras:ZWO ASI120MM

Focal reducers:Baader MPCC Mark III Coma Corrector

Software:PixInsight 1.8 RipleyGimp 2.10

Accessory:Home made focuser

Dates:March 25, 2019March 26, 2019March 27, 2019March 30, 2019April 1, 2019

Frames: 143x600" (gain: 11.00) -10C bin 1x1

Integration: 23.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 22.37 days

Avg. Moon phase: 48.30%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00

Mean SQM: 21.71 job: 3625590

RA center: 12h 56' 42"

DEC center: +21° 40' 50"

Pixel scale: 0.889 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -88.289 degrees

Field radius: 0.310 degrees

Resolution: 2048x1461

Locations: WOPA Observatory, Near Matha, Charente-Maritime, France

Data source: Own remote observatory


This is an image from a year ago. I found it really difficult to process because I was getting a very large halo I hadn't expected looking at other images of M64.



Cedric Raguenaud
License: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike Creative Commons

Sky plot

Sky plot




            Cedric Raguenaud