Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Ursa Major (UMa)  ·  Contains:  Bode's Galaxy  ·  Bode's galaxy  ·  M 81  ·  M81  ·  NGC 3031
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            Wissam Ayoub
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Bode's Galaxy M81

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            Wissam Ayoub
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Bode's Galaxy M81

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Teleskop Service TS 10" RC

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI294MM-Pro

Mounts: iOptron CEM60

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI290MM mini

Focal reducers: Teleskop Service CCD47 0.67x reducer for RC telescopes

Software: PixInsight 1.8.8 Ripley  ·  Adobe Photoshop CC  ·  Topaz Denoise Topaz

Filters: Lum  ·  Astrodon Gen2 E-Series Tru-Balance Blue  ·  Astrodon Gen2 E-Series Tru-Balance Green  ·  Astrodon Gen2 E-Series Tru-Balance Red

Accessory: ZWO ASIAIR Pro  ·  ZWO OAG  ·  ZWO 8x 1.25" Filter Wheel (EFW)


Dates:March 5, 2021March 8, 2021

Frames:
Astrodon Gen2 E-Series Tru-Balance Blue: 20x180" (1h) (gain: 120.00) -20C bin 2x2
Astrodon Gen2 E-Series Tru-Balance Green: 20x180" (1h) (gain: 120.00) -20C bin 2x2
Lum: 25x180" (1h 15') (gain: 120.00) -20C bin 2x2
Astrodon Gen2 E-Series Tru-Balance Red: 20x180" (1h) (gain: 120.00) -20C bin 2x2

Integration: 4h 15'

Darks: ~50

Flats: ~30

Flat darks: ~30

Avg. Moon age: 23.11 days

Avg. Moon phase: 40.41%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00


Astrometry.net job: 4296319

RA center: 9h 55' 35"

DEC center: +69° 3' 12"

Pixel scale: 0.707 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -96.345 degrees

Field radius: 0.393 degrees


Resolution: 3240x2355

Locations: UAE desert, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Data source: Traveller

Description

First light with my 10" TS RC and first experience with RC telescopes,
I see a room for improvement,

Thanks,

Update:
This image was featured as NASA APOD on March 12, 2021 :)

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Bode's Galaxy M81, 



    
        

            Wissam Ayoub