Contains: NGC 4565

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NGC 4565 (Needle Galaxy)

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens: Selfmade 443/2048 Newtonian f4.6

Imaging camera: SBIG ST-10 XME

Mount: Sideres85

Software: PixInsight

Filter: SBIG CFW-9

Accessories: Baader RCC-1 Coma CorrectorSBIG AO-8

Resolution: 4264x2896

Dates: March 5, 2013March 30, 2014

Frames: 76x300" -30C

Integration: 6.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 26.00 days

Avg. Moon phase: 21.67%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 2.00

Mean SQM: 21.50

Mean FWHM: 2.50 job: 221834

RA center: 189.083 degrees

DEC center: 25.990 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.342 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -179.920 degrees

Field radius: 0.245 degrees


NGC 4565 technical data / Telescope: Newtonian (d=443mm, f=2048mm) / Location: Emberger Alm, Kaernten, Austria / Camera: SBIG ST-10XME with AO-8 and CFW-9 / Exposure: 6.33 hours (luminance 43x5 min. bin 1x1, red 9x5 min. bin 2x2, green 8x5 min. bin 2x2, blue 16x5 min. bin 2x2)




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NGC 4565 (Needle Galaxy), DetlefHartmann