Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Ursa Major (UMa)  ·  Contains:  M 101  ·  M101  ·  NGC 5422  ·  NGC 5457  ·  NGC5368  ·  NGC5422  ·  NGC5443  ·  NGC5447  ·  NGC5449  ·  NGC5450  ·  NGC5451  ·  NGC5453  ·  NGC5455  ·  NGC5461  ·  NGC5462  ·  NGC5471  ·  NGC5473  ·  NGC5474  ·  NGC5477  ·  NGC5484  ·  NGC5485  ·  NGC5486  ·  Pinwheel galaxy
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M101 The Pinwheel Galaxy, 



    
        

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M101 The Pinwheel Galaxy

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M101 The Pinwheel Galaxy, 



    
        

            Astro Jim
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M101 The Pinwheel Galaxy

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Meade 70mm Astrograph Quad APO refractor

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Mounts: Orion Atlas AZ/EQ Pro

Guiding telescopes or lenses: ZWO 60mm Guidescope / F4

Guiding cameras: zwo ASI290MM Mini Monochrome

Software: PixInsight PixInshight Core 1.8 Ripley  ·  Adobe Photoshop CC 1019  ·  Sequence Generator Pro, v3.0


Dates:April 11, 2020

Frames: 86x90" (2h 9')

Integration: 2h 9'

Avg. Moon age: 18.62 days

Avg. Moon phase: 84.09%


Astrometry.net job: 3408450

RA center: 14h 3' 9"

DEC center: +54° 21' 43"

Pixel scale: 5.312 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -54.693 degrees

Field radius: 1.639 degrees


Resolution: 1701x1427

Data source: Backyard

Description

My second attempt at the Pinwheel Galaxy. Just got a new imaging laptop after the old one died. trying to get SGP, EQMOD, and PHD2 to play nice with my mount and imaging camera was no easy task. Spent countless hours chasing ghosts out of the system trying to get everything to play nice together.

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M101 The Pinwheel Galaxy, 



    
        

            Astro Jim