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Contains:  M 63, NGC 5055, Sunflower Galaxy
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M 63 rework, 


            Christoph Lichtblau
M 63 rework
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M 63 rework

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses:Celestron Edge 11HD

Imaging cameras:Zwo Asi 6200 mm proZWO ASI 1600MM-Pro

Mounts:Skywatcher EQ-6R pro

Guiding telescopes or lenses:Williams Optics Megrez90

Guiding cameras:zwo ASI 120mc

Focal reducers:Celestron .7x Focal Reducer, for 11 HDOptec Lepus 0.62

Software:PixInsightAdobe PS CS2Deepsky stacker

Filters:Baader Filterset 2"

Dates:April 17, 2020

Integration: 0.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 24.50 days

Avg. Moon phase: 25.98%

Basic astrometry details job: 3431950

RA center: 13h 15' 48"

DEC center: +42° 1' 48"

Pixel scale: 0.426 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 11.809 degrees

Field radius: 0.204 degrees

Resolution: 2725x2118

Locations: Backyard, Eschborn, Hessen, Germany

Data source: Backyard


Because of good sky position, I decided for a rework of M 63 with additional luminance data and of course new and I hope advanced processing. Exposures were:
L with CCD CLS 66x450 gain 250
RGB each 30x400 gain 300
H alpha 28x 400 gain 350

Total 21,4 h



Christoph Lichtblau

Sky plot

Sky plot


M 63 rework, 


            Christoph Lichtblau

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