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Contains:  NGC 5195, Whirlpool galaxy, M 51, NGC 5194, IC 4263
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Magnitude 23.9 galaxy, 


            Tim Stone
Magnitude 23.9 galaxy

Magnitude 23.9 galaxy

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Planewave Instruments CDK 17

Imaging camera:Apogee U16M

Mount:Paramount ME

Guiding telescope or lens:Planewave Instruments CDK 17

Guiding camera:SBIG STi

Software:Maxim DLphotoshop

Filter:Astrodon E-series 2 L

Accessory:Astrodon Monster MOAG

Resolution: 1500x1000

Dates:April 30, 2013

Frames:Astrodon E-series 2 L: 5x3600" -10C bin 1x1

Integration: 5.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 20.03 days

Avg. Moon phase: 71.80% job: 151268

RA center: 13h 29' 56"

DEC center: +47° 11' 9"

Pixel scale: 2.452 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 177.121 degrees

Field radius: 0.614

Locations: Sugar Grove Observatory, Funks Grove, IL, United States


I continue to strive to see how deep the 17" Planewave can go. This set of five luminosity exposures, each an hour in duration, took it to magnitude 23.9. I plan to continue the quest!



Tim Stone
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Sky plot

Sky plot


Magnitude 23.9 galaxy, 


            Tim Stone