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Image of the day 01/28/2014

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    M104 sombrero galaxy, 



    
        

            Giovanni Paglioli
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    Image of the day 01/28/2014

    Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
      M104 sombrero galaxy, 



    
        

            Giovanni Paglioli
      Powered byPixInsight

      Acquisition details

      Dates:
      Feb. 20, 2013
      Frames:
      30×600(5h)
      Integration:
      5h
      Avg. Moon age:
      9.73 days
      Avg. Moon phase:
      73.91%

      RA center: 12h39m59s.758

      DEC center: -11°3731.50

      Pixel scale: 0.672 arcsec/pixel

      Orientation: -3.318 degrees

      Field radius: 0.260 degrees

      WCS transformation: thin plate spline

      More info:Open 

      Resolution: 2326x1536

      File size: 1.2 MB

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

      Description



      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 StellareRiLA 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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      M104 sombrero galaxy, 



    
        

            Giovanni Paglioli