Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Canes Venatici (CVn)  ·  Contains:  M 106  ·  NGC 4248  ·  NGC 4258
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M106

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Williams Optics FLT132 APO Triplet Refractor

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI2600MC-Pro

Mounts: iOptron CEM70

Guiding telescopes or lenses: William Optics Guide Star 61 APO

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI290M

Focal reducers: Tele Vue Optics 2x Powermate

Software: Adobe Photoshop cc  ·  Topaz Labs DeNoise  ·  Deep Sky Stacker (DSS) Deep Sky Stacker 64-bit  ·  PixInsight

Accessory: ZWO ASI Air Pro


Dates:March 16, 2021

Frames: 92x300" (7h 40')

Integration: 7h 40'

Avg. Moon age: 2.82 days

Avg. Moon phase: 8.75%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4334680

RA center: 12h18m47s.10

DEC center: +47°1908

Pixel scale: 0.431 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 284.538 degrees

Field radius: 0.302 degrees


Resolution: 3956x3147

Locations: Home, Battle Ground, WA, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

My first Astrophotography "Galaxy Season." Continued experiments with the FLT132/2600MC/Powermate2x combo. I'm surprised by how different each galaxy is and how a processing technique for one doesn't necessarily work for another. This was 92x300". I'm also trying to reduce use of Topaz De Noise and Unsharp Mask in PS to reduce the processing artifacts, but this one has some.

This was also processed starless, but I've been trying to get away from the split starless processing because of the artifacts left on the stars by StarNet.

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