Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Virgo (Vir)  ·  Contains:  M 104  ·  NGC 4594  ·  Sombrero Galaxy
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M104 crop, 



    
        

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M104 crop

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M104 crop

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher 200P-DS

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 650D Modified

Mounts: Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro

Focal reducers: Skywatcher Coma Corrector f/5

Software: dss  ·  Startools  ·  apt  ·  PHD2 guiding software

Filters: IDAS LP D2


Dates:May 20, 2020

Frames: 300x60" (5h)

Integration: 5h

Avg. Moon age: 27.46 days

Avg. Moon phase: 4.77%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3591186

RA center: 12h 40' 1"

DEC center: -11° 37' 48"

Pixel scale: 1.956 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 19.171 degrees

Field radius: 0.321 degrees


Resolution: 963x685

Locations: Garden Bortle 8+, Solihull, west midlands, United Kingdom

Data source: Backyard

Description

Trial of getting stuff on Astrobin, and this was the only JPG I had so not pretty (way too cropped, full image much nicer). Taken over 5 nights as the target scooted between the trees surrounding the garden, over the town, skimming the hot rooftops. Challenging but very pleased with the uncropped result for a target I thought impossible from my location. Crop shows 'lateral diffraction' in the stars that is inherent in Newts I believe? Would love to get rid of it, but not at the cost of an OTA costing 10x the £.

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M104 crop, 



    
        

            philhilo