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Markarians Chain Including M84 & M86, 



    
        

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Markarians Chain Including M84 & M86

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ-106 ED

Imaging cameras: Starlight Xpress SX-814 Trius Monochrome CCD

Mounts: Sky-Watcher EZ-EQ6 GT

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Opticstar AR80S (f5) Gold Guidescope

Guiding cameras: Starlight-XPress Lodestar Autoguider

Software: Sequence Generator Pro  ·  Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight 1.8 RC7

Filters: CLS CCD

Accessory: Lakeside Astro Motor Focus System  ·  Starlight Instruments FTF3545B-A Focuser  ·  Starlight-XPress Filter Wheel


Dates:March 10, 2014March 11, 2014

Frames:CLS CCD: 34x600" (5h 40') -25C bin 1x1

Integration: 5h 40'

Darks: ~20

Flats: ~30

Bias: ~60

Avg. Moon age: 9.57 days

Avg. Moon phase: 72.30%

Temperature: 5.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 204428

RA center: 12h 26' 46"

DEC center: +12° 55' 15"

Pixel scale: 1.438 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -179.963 degrees

Field radius: 0.842 degrees


Resolution: 3300x2625

Locations: The Hills Observatory, Manchester, United Kingdom

Data source: Backyard

Description

At long last some clear skys! This image was taken over two nights, but a bright Moon stopped longer exposures. This is only the Luminance and a light polution filter was used (CLS). I will be taking RGB when I get the time.

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Markarians Chain Including M84 & M86, 



    
        

            Mike Oates