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    M 101 - Pinwheel Galaxy. High resolution and deep field with C2PU T 1000., 



    
        

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    M 101 - Pinwheel Galaxy. High resolution and deep field with C2PU T 1000.
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    M 101 - Pinwheel Galaxy. High resolution and deep field with C2PU T 1000.

    Image of the day 06/28/2021

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      M 101 - Pinwheel Galaxy. High resolution and deep field with C2PU T 1000., 



    
        

            Jeffbax Velocicaptor
      M 101 - Pinwheel Galaxy. High resolution and deep field with C2PU T 1000.
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      M 101 - Pinwheel Galaxy. High resolution and deep field with C2PU T 1000.

      Equipment

      Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
      C2PU T 1000
      Imaging Cameras
      QHY 600
      Software
      SIRIL · Adobe Photoshop CS5, CS6 Adobe Phtoshop

      Acquisition details

      Dates:
      June 5, 2021
      Frames:
      1142x60" (19h 2') bin 2x2
      Integration:
      19h 2'
      Avg. Moon age:
      25.09 days
      Avg. Moon phase:
      20.68%
      Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
      2.00
      Mean FWHM:
      1.60

      Basic astrometry details

      Astrometry.net job: 4678459

      RA center: 14h03m13s.4

      DEC center: +54°2049

      Pixel scale: 0.470 arcsec/pixel

      Orientation: 357.031 degrees

      Field radius: 0.368 degrees

      Resolution: 4696x3118

      Locations: C2PU, Plateau de Calern, France

      Description

      This deep field and HR image was taken with the 1m C2PU telescope in june, using a QHY600 camera. S. Brunier and David Vernet sent the data to me for processing.

      I have rarely seen such a resolution. The stretched stack shows faint objects of mag 25,3.

      Luminance : 13 hours (784 x 60 s)

      R : 2 hours (126x60s)

      V : 2 hours (115x60s)

      B : 2 hours (117x60s)

      IMO this is one of the best images of this object ever taken from the ground (Pro or amator). For example here is one from the Kitt Peak 4m (credits on the site) :

      comparison example Kitt Peak 4m

      Hope you like it.

      JF

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      Description: L layer low lights enhanced and extragalactc clusters high lights enhanced. Color layer reprocessed, trying to get more color in the low lights and small stars.

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      Description: Reprocessed version with drizzle and different deconvolution. 9300 Pix ! Enjoy :)

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      M 101 - Pinwheel Galaxy. High resolution and deep field with C2PU T 1000., 



    
        

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