Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Draco (Dra)  ·  Contains:  NGC 3147  ·  NGC3147
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NGC 3147, 



    
        

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NGC 3147

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NGC 3147, 



    
        

            Gary Imm
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NGC 3147

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron EdgeHD 11

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI 1600MM Cooled Pro

Mounts: Astro-Physics Mach1GTO

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI174MM

Focal reducers: Celestron 0.7x Focal Reducer, for edgeHD

Software: Main Sequence Software Sequence Generator Pro  ·  PixInsight  ·  Stark Labs PHD2 2.6.3

Filters: Astrodon Green 31mm Gen2 I-Series  ·  Astrodon Blue 31mm Gen2 I-Series  ·  Astrodon Lum 31mm Gen2 I-Series  ·  Astrodon Red 31mm Gen2 I-Series

Accessory: Celestron OAG  ·  ZWO EFW  ·  MoonLite Focuser for EdgeHD 11


Dates:Feb. 22, 2020Feb. 23, 2020

Frames:
Astrodon Blue 31mm Gen2 I-Series: 60x60" (1h) (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon Green 31mm Gen2 I-Series: 60x60" (1h) (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon Lum 31mm Gen2 I-Series: 120x60" (2h) (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon Red 31mm Gen2 I-Series: 60x60" (1h) (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 5h

Avg. Moon age: 28.95 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.61%


Astrometry.net job: 3300345

RA center: 10h 16' 53"

DEC center: +73° 23' 55"

Pixel scale: 0.401 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.910 degrees

Field radius: 0.302 degrees


Resolution: 4284x3316

Locations: Backyard (Mag 20.8 - Bortle 4.5), Onalaska, Texas, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

This object is a beautiful face-on spiral galaxy located 130 million light years away in the constellation of Draco at a declination of +73 degrees. This 10.6 magnitude galaxy spans almost 4 arc-minutes in our apparent view, which corresponds to an actual diameter of 140,000 light years.

Bright blue star clusters are visible in the galaxy arms. The arms are broken up in the mid region of the disk and diffuse in the outer region.

Some faint IFN is visible in the background sky, especially below the galaxy. A number of faint smaller background galaxies can also be seen.

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