Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Pisces (Psc)  ·  Contains:  M 74  ·  NGC 628
M74 - crop - 130pds/unmodded DSLR, 



    
        

            Florian Drews
M74 - crop - 130pds/unmodded DSLR
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M74 - crop - 130pds/unmodded DSLR

M74 - crop - 130pds/unmodded DSLR, 



    
        

            Florian Drews
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M74 - crop - 130pds/unmodded DSLR

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Sky-Watcher 130/650 PDS

Imaging cameras: Canon 450D Canon DSLR

Mounts: SkyWatcher HEQ5 PRO SynScan

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Sky-Watcher 9x50 Finder Guider

Guiding cameras: QHY-5 mono

Software: Photoshop CS CS5

Filters: Astronomik CLS Canon EOS Clip

Accessory: Skywatcher Coma Corrector


Dates:Nov. 22, 2013

Frames: 193x300" (16h 5') ISO800

Integration: 16h 5'

Darks: 20

Flats: 20

Bias: 20

Avg. Moon age: 19.19 days

Avg. Moon phase: 79.46%

Temperature: 14.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 217648

RA center: 01h36m42s

DEC center: +15°4525

Pixel scale: 2.624 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 103.922 degrees

Field radius: 0.599 degrees


Resolution: 1280x1033

Locations: Cardiff backyard, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

Description

I tried for the first time getting data from 3 different nights. As always - please judge kindly - I'm only trying to become better.

Wikipedia:

Messier 74 (also known as NGC 62 is a face-on spiral galaxy in the constellation Pisces. It is at a distance of about 32 million light-years away from Earth.[4] The galaxy contains two clearly defined spiral arms and is therefore used as an archetypal example of a Grand Design Spiral Galaxy.[5] The galaxy's low surface brightness makes it the most difficult Messier object for amateur astronomers to observe.[6][7] However, the relatively large angular size of the galaxy and the galaxy's face-on orientation make it an ideal object for professional astronomers who want to study spiral arm structure and spiral density waves. It is estimated that M74 is home to about 100 billion stars.[4]

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M74 - crop - 130pds/unmodded DSLR, 



    
        

            Florian Drews