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Contains:  NGC 4627, NGC 4631, NGC 4656, NGC 4657, NGC4627, NGC4631, NGC4656, NGC4657, Whale Galaxy
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The Whale and the Hockey stick, 


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The Whale and the Hockey stick

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses:Skywatcher Explorer 200PDS

Imaging cameras:QHYCCD QHY9M

Mounts:Skywatcher NEQ6 PRO Synscan

Guiding telescopes or lenses:Skywatcher 9x50 finderscope

Guiding cameras:QHYCCD QHY5L-IIc

Focal reducers:Baader MPCC Mk III


Filters:Baader Green 2"Baader Blue 2"Baader Red 2"Baader L 2''

Accessory:QHYCCD QHY 2" Filter wheelSeletek Armadillo

Dates:Feb. 27, 2020

Baader Blue 2": 9x600" -35C bin 1x1
Baader Green 2": 11x600" -35C bin 1x1
Baader L 2'': 11x600" -35C bin 1x1
Baader Red 2": 9x600" -35C bin 1x1

Integration: 6.7 hours

Flats: ~25

Bias: ~100

Avg. Moon age: 3.45 days

Avg. Moon phase: 12.89% job: 3363544

RA center: 12h 43' 7"

DEC center: +32° 19' 24"

Pixel scale: 1.105 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -111.327 degrees

Field radius: 0.609 degrees

Resolution: 3176x2376

Locations: Puolivälinkangas - Oulu, Oulu, Finland

Data source: Backyard


Finally a week of clear skies, no moon and no wind. First proper imaging for this season!



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The Whale and the Hockey stick,