Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Ursa Major (UMa)  ·  Contains:  M 101  ·  NGC 5455  ·  NGC 5457  ·  NGC 5461  ·  NGC 5471
M101 The Pinwheel galaxy, 



    
        

            Alan Hancox
M101 The Pinwheel galaxy
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M101 The Pinwheel galaxy

M101 The Pinwheel galaxy, 



    
        

            Alan Hancox
M101 The Pinwheel galaxy
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M101 The Pinwheel galaxy

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: iOptron Photon RC6 6" Ritchey-Chretien OTA iOptron Photon RC 6

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI 1600MM-Pro (Mono) ZWO ASI 1600 MM- Pro Mono

Mounts: iOptron iEQ45 Pro

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher 9x50 finder

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI 120MM Mini Zwo asi 120 mini

Software: PixInsight PixInshight Core 1.8 Ripley  ·  Astro Photography Tool - APT  ·  DSS  ·  Astro flat panel

Filters: OPTOLONG L-Pro 1.25”

Accessory: Pegasus Astro Pocket Powerbox  ·  Pegasus Astro Focus Cube


Dates:April 21, 2021

Frames:OPTOLONG L-Pro 1.25”: 100x180" (5h) (gain: 139.00) -10C bin 1x1

Integration: 5h

Darks: ~20

Flats: ~50

Flat darks: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 8.57 days

Avg. Moon phase: 62.51%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 6.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4434990

RA center: 14h 3' 7"

DEC center: +54° 20' 24"

Pixel scale: 1.139 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 271.641 degrees

Field radius: 0.427 degrees


Resolution: 2163x1617

Locations: Alan Hancox, Leigh/Greater Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom

Data source: Backyard

Description

Another whole night of clear skies!!!!! Took full advantage to start another project this time The Pinwheel galaxy M101.

100 x 180 secs (Optolong Lpro)

RC6 (1370 mm @ f9) / asi 1600 mm pro / IEQ45

Captured via NINA. Stacked in DSS. Minimal processing in PixInsight.

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M101 The Pinwheel galaxy, 



    
        

            Alan Hancox