Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Ursa Major (UMa)  ·  Contains:  Bode's Galaxy  ·  Bode's galaxy  ·  Cigar Galaxy  ·  Cigar galaxy  ·  M 81  ·  M 82  ·  M81  ·  M82  ·  NGC 3031  ·  NGC 3034  ·  NGC 3077  ·  NGC3077
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M81 and Friends

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            jonnybravo0311
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M81 and Friends

Imaging telescopes or lenses: William Optics Gran Turismo 81 APO (Mk IV)

Imaging cameras: Panasonic Lumix DC-G9

Mounts: iOptron CEM40

Guiding telescopes or lenses: William Optics Slide-base UniGuide 50mm Scope

Guiding cameras: QHYCCD 5L-II M

Focal reducers: William Optics Flat 6A III

Software: Open PHD Guiding PHD2  ·  SharpCap Pro  ·  Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight 1.8.8-6 Ripley


Dates:Jan. 23, 2021

Frames: 444x60" ISO800 bin 1x1

Integration: 7.4 hours

Darks: ~75

Flats: ~50

Bias: ~100

Avg. Moon age: 9.70 days

Avg. Moon phase: 73.71%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 6.00

Temperature: -2.00


Astrometry.net job: 4180340

RA center: 9h 55' 36"

DEC center: +69° 3' 50"

Pixel scale: 1.767 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -13.512 degrees

Field radius: 1.177 degrees


Resolution: 3815x2910

Data source: Backyard

Description

I managed to capture a few more hours of data on the M81 area with my GT81. Look closely and you'll see the faintest beginnings of Holmberg IX to the left of Bode's. There are a number of other faint fuzzies in there as well. The night sky never ceases to amaze me! I am going to capture more data over time. I wish I was able to take longer than 60" subs, but alas, my sky conditions don't allow for it. Guess I need a better image processing computer :)

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M81 and Friends, 



    
        

            jonnybravo0311