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Contains:  M 104, NGC 4594, Sombrero galaxy

Image of the day 01/28/2014

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    M104 sombrero galaxy, 


            Giovanni Paglioli
    M104 sombrero galaxy
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    Technical card

    Imaging telescopes or lenses:Vixen R200ssOfficina Stellare RiLA 400

    Imaging cameras:SBIG ST-2000XMFLI Microline 11002M

    Mounts:Vixen GP DXParamount ME

    Guiding telescope or lens:Borg 45 ED

    Guiding camera:SBIG STV

    Software:GradientXterminatorMaxim DLCCDStack 2+ESA/ESO/NASA NASA Fits Liberatorphotoshop

    Filter:Astrodon E-series 2 LRGB

    Dates:Feb. 20, 2013

    Frames: 30x600"

    Integration: 5.0 hours

    Avg. Moon age: 9.73 days

    Avg. Moon phase: 73.91%

    Basic astrometry details job: 168711

    RA center: 12h 39' 59"

    DEC center: -11° 37' 30"

    Pixel scale: 0.672 arcsec/pixel

    Orientation: 176.683 degrees

    Field radius: 0.260 degrees

    Resolution: 2326x1536

    Locations: Winter Star Party, Scout Key, Florida, United States


    Since I have had no time nor good weather for taking new images, I've found this one that was originally discarded for the little star drift due to wind gusts. Anyway I re-think myself about and I decided it was not too bad so I go for and this is the results:
    M104 sombrero galaxy taken during last year Winter Star Party with an Officina Stellare RiLA 16" f3.8 on a Paramount ME using a FLI Microline 11002 with FLI filterwheel and Astrodon genII LRGB Filters. Guided Via a Sbig STV on a MiniBorg refractor. I've also managed to include more data from an old image set of this subject taken witha Vixen RSS200 f4 telescope. This is the central crop 1:1 res. Even with the slight drift the details on the galaxy disc are still quite remarkable. Exposure time is about 120:60:60:60

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    Giovanni Paglioli
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    M104 sombrero galaxy, 


            Giovanni Paglioli