Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Virgo (Vir)  ·  Contains:  M 61  ·  NGC 4292  ·  NGC 4301  ·  NGC 4303
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M61 - Swelling Galaxy & SN202jfo, 



    
        

            David N Kidd
M61 - Swelling Galaxy & SN202jfo
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M61 - Swelling Galaxy & SN202jfo

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M61 - Swelling Galaxy & SN202jfo, 



    
        

            David N Kidd
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M61 - Swelling Galaxy & SN202jfo

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: William Optics GTF-81 Apo Triplet  ·  Altair Astro Wave Series 115 F7 ED Triplet APO

Imaging cameras: Atik 314L+  ·  Starlight Xpress Trius PRO-694 Mono

Mounts: SkyWatcher EQ6-R Pro

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Teleskop-Service TS 50mm APO Doublet

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar x2

Software: PHD guiding  ·  DeepSkyStacker  ·  Sequence Generator Pro  ·  Adobe Photoshop CS3  ·  Nebulosity

Filters: Baader Planetarium Luminance  ·  Optolong LRGB 1.25"

Accessory: Starlight Xpress USB Filter Wheel 7x1.25"  ·  HitecAstro Mount Hub Pro V4  ·  SkyShed Pod Observatory  ·  Rigel nStep Focuser


Dates:May 15, 2020

Frames:
Baader Planetarium Luminance: 11x600" (1h 50') -15C
Optolong LRGB 1.25": 21x490" (2h 51' 30") -10C

Integration: 4h 41' 30"

Flats: 20

Bias: 20

Avg. Moon age: 22.98 days

Avg. Moon phase: 41.19%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3880738

RA center: 12h21m40s

DEC center: +04°2952

Pixel scale: 1.638 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 179.487 degrees

Field radius: 0.316 degrees


Resolution: 1100x850

Locations: Home Observatory, Gosport, United Kingdom

Data source: Backyard

Description

M61 is one of the largest members of Virgo Cluster, and belongs to a smaller subgroup known as the S Cloud. It happens that the Super Nova SN202jfo was visible at the time of imaging!

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M61 - Swelling Galaxy & SN202jfo, 



    
        

            David N Kidd