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Messier 101 - The Pinwheel Galaxy - Full Moon Galaxy Quest Part 5, 



    
        

            Timothy Martin & Nic Patridge
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            Timothy Martin & Nic Patridge
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Messier 101 - The Pinwheel Galaxy - Full Moon Galaxy Quest Part 5

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron Edge 1100 HD

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI2400MC Pro

Mounts: Celestron CGX-L

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Celestron OAG

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI174MM

Software: Topaz Labs DenoiseAI  ·  Nighttime Imaging 'N' Astronomy N.I.N.A. 1.10  ·  Aries Productions Astro Pixel Precessor v1.082  ·  Open PHD Guiding PHD2 2.6.9  ·  Pixinsight 1.8  ·  Topaz Labs Topaz Studio II  ·  Adobe Photoshop CC 2020

Filters: Optolong L-Pro 2"

Accessory: Celestron Focus Motor  ·  Pegasus Astro Powerbox Advanced


Dates:Feb. 22, 2021

Frames:Optolong L-Pro 2": 91x240" (6h 4') (gain: 160.00) -8C

Integration: 6h 4'

Darks: ~30

Flats: ~50

Flat darks: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 9.85 days

Avg. Moon phase: 75.10%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 8.00


Astrometry.net job: 4264123

RA center: 14h 3' 14"

DEC center: +54° 21' 54"

Pixel scale: 0.437 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -90.938 degrees

Field radius: 0.324 degrees


Resolution: 4429x2974

Locations: Home, The Colony, Texas, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

Messier 101 from a Bortle 8/9 with a full moon out. Yes, it's crazy to do this, but we've only had a couple of clear nights in Dallas all year, and after sitting through the Great Blizzard of 2021 with all the power and water problems, I needed to shoot something.

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Messier 101 - The Pinwheel Galaxy - Full Moon Galaxy Quest Part 5, 



    
        

            Timothy Martin & Nic Patridge