Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Coma Berenices (Com)  ·  Contains:  11 Com  ·  6 Com  ·  Coma Pinwheel  ·  IC 3077  ·  IC 3093  ·  IC 3096  ·  IC 3142  ·  IC 3238  ·  IC 3244  ·  IC 3292  ·  IC 3327  ·  IC 3340  ·  IC 3365  ·  IC 781  ·  IC 783  ·  IC 787  ·  IC 792  ·  IC 796  ·  M 100  ·  M 85  ·  M 98  ·  M 99  ·  NGC 4186  ·  NGC 4192  ·  NGC 4237  ·  NGC 4239  ·  NGC 4254  ·  NGC 4262  ·  NGC 4293  ·  NGC 4298  ·  And 23 more.
Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
M100 widefield with Star Adventurer and 72/432 Lacerta Apo, 



    
        

            tommy_nawratil
Powered byPixInsight

M100 widefield with Star Adventurer and 72/432 Lacerta Apo

Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
M100 widefield with Star Adventurer and 72/432 Lacerta Apo, 



    
        

            tommy_nawratil
Powered byPixInsight

M100 widefield with Star Adventurer and 72/432 Lacerta Apo

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
72/432 Lacerta ED-APO
Imaging Cameras
Canon Eos6da
Mounts
Star Adventurer
Software
Photoshop · Pleiades Astrophoto, S.L. Pix Insight

Acquisition details

Dates:
March 29, 2014
Frames:
100x120" (3h 20')
Integration:
3h 20'
Avg. Moon age:
28.12 days
Avg. Moon phase:
2.24%

RA center: 12h22m31s.66

DEC center: +16°0454.10

Pixel scale: 3.044 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 122.980 degrees

Field radius: 2.797 degrees

More info:Open 

Resolution: 5496x3670

Locations: my lovely garden, near Vienna, Austria

Data source: Traveller

Description

I got of of one of the first samples to test it, so here we go! The new Skywatcher Star Adventurer is a tracker that can digest a little more than just camera and tele lens, I equipped it with a counterweight and put on the 2,6kg 72mm Lacerta Apo, focal length 432mm. Of course, without guiding you need to north align meticulously, but then I got nice 2min subs with very little trailing. Could use 80% of the frames to stack them to this picture of M100 and neighbours in the Virgo cluster of galaxies. Here I did a report with pictures of the setup (sorry, text german):
http://www.astronomieforum.at/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=8239

Comments

Sky plot

Sky plot

Histogram

M100 widefield with Star Adventurer and 72/432 Lacerta Apo, 



    
        

            tommy_nawratil