Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Centaurus (Cen)  ·  Contains:  NGC 4945  ·  NGC 4976  ·  The star ξ1Cen  ·  The star ξ2Cen
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NGC4945 "Sweet Potato Galaxy", 



    
        

            Todd
NGC4945 "Sweet Potato Galaxy"
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NGC4945 "Sweet Potato Galaxy"

Acquisition type: Electronically-Assisted Astronomy (EAA, e.g. based on a live video feed)
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NGC4945 "Sweet Potato Galaxy", 



    
        

            Todd
NGC4945 "Sweet Potato Galaxy"
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NGC4945 "Sweet Potato Galaxy"

Acquisition type: Electronically-Assisted Astronomy (EAA, e.g. based on a live video feed)

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher 100ED F9 APO Skywwtcher ED100

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600MM Pro

Mounts: SkyWatcher EQ6R Pro

Guiding telescopes or lenses: ZWO 30F4 Guidescope

Guiding cameras: QHYCCD QHY5L-II-M

Focal reducers: Skywatcher 0.85x Focal Reducer 100ED

Software: Pixinsight 1.8  ·  GIMP

Filters: ZWO Ha 36mm  ·  ZWO B 36mm  ·  ZWO G 36mm  ·  ZWO R 36mm  ·  ZWO L 36mm


Dates:May 16, 2020

Frames:
ZWO B 36mm: 20x300" (1h 40') (gain: 75.00) bin 1x1
ZWO G 36mm: 20x300" (1h 40') (gain: 75.00) bin 1x1
ZWO Ha 36mm: 14x600" (2h 20') (gain: 200.00) bin 1x1
ZWO L 36mm: 20x300" (1h 40') (gain: 75.00) bin 1x1
ZWO R 36mm: 20x300" (1h 40') (gain: 75.00) bin 1x1

Integration: 9h

Darks: 20

Flats: 20

Avg. Moon age: 23.88 days

Avg. Moon phase: 31.98%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3522161

RA center: 13h 6' 3"

DEC center: -49° 32' 45"

Pixel scale: 1.000 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 337.862 degrees

Field radius: 0.787 degrees


Resolution: 4521x3410

Data source: Backyard

Description

In Centaurus, six times farther away than Andromeda.

Googling didn't yield a name aside from the NGC designation, so I've called it the "Sweet Potato Galaxy".

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NGC4945 "Sweet Potato Galaxy", 



    
        

            Todd