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Makarian's Chain M84-86 and friends, 


            Astrodane - Niels...
Makarian's Chain M84-86 and friends
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Makarian's Chain M84-86 and friends

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: TEC-140

Imaging cameras: Atik 460EX Mono Atik 460 EX Mono

Mounts: Track The Stars TTS 160 Panther  ·  Track The Stars Telescope rOTAtor

Guiding telescopes or lenses: TeleVue TV-60 APO

Guiding cameras: ZWO 224MC

Software: PixInsight

Dates:April 22, 2020

Frames: 38x300"

Integration: 3.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 28.98 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.34%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3450509

RA center: 12h 25' 46"

DEC center: +12° 54' 3"

Pixel scale: 0.957 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 160.948 degrees

Field radius: 0.451 degrees

Resolution: 2588x2196

Data source: Traveller


Decided to host a small "corona time Starparty" meaning I went all alone to a dark sky location with two setup's - one for imaging and one for visual observations.
This image was taken with my TEC 140 on Panther Mount with Atik 460ex camera.
Subs: 23x300 s LUM, 5x300s RGB.
BTW 6 of the galaxies were visible visually in a C9.25. Wonderful to be under a truly dark sky after many days at home.



Astrodane - Niels...
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Makarian's Chain M84-86 and friends, 


            Astrodane - Niels...