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

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Williams Optics FLT132 APO Triplet Refractor
Imaging Cameras
ZWO ASI2600MC-Pro
Mounts
iOptron CEM70
Accessories
ZWO ASI Air Pro · Tele Vue Optics 2x Powermate
Software
Deep Sky Stacker (DSS) Deep Sky Stacker 64-bit · Adobe Photoshop cc · Topaz Labs DeNoise · PixInsight
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
William Optics Guide Star 61 APO
Guiding Cameras
ZWO ASI290M

Acquisition details

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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