Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Ursa Major (UMa)  ·  Contains:  M 109  ·  M109  ·  NGC 3992
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M109 and a few friends, 


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M109 and a few friends

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Vixen Newton R200SS f/4

Imaging cameras: Canon 6D Modified Canon 6Da

Mounts: Losmandy G9

Software: Pleiades Pixinsight 1.8.6 Ripley

Accessory: Lacerta MGEN 2 at 8x50 finder

Dates:March 28, 2020

Frames: 13x900"

Integration: 3.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 3.68 days

Avg. Moon phase: 14.57%

Astrometry.net job: 3381824

RA center: 11h 57' 39"

DEC center: +53° 22' 6"

Pixel scale: 0.903 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 97.977 degrees

Field radius: 0.335 degrees

Resolution: 2142x1602

Locations: Garten, Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany

Data source: Traveller


M109 taken with my Vixen R200SS and focal extender from f/4 to f/7.5. This results in 1500mm focal length. I wanted to give it a try for the tiny galaxies. However, I had to crop two thirds of the image, because the stars are distorted towards the edge of the frame. Not really a great option ...


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M109 and a few friends,