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M63 Sunflower galaxy

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M63 Sunflower galaxy

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher Explorer 150/750 pds

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 1100D

Mounts: Celestron Advanced VX

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion Mini 50mm Guide Scope

Guiding cameras: QHYCCD QHY5III290

Focal reducers: Baader Planerarium BaAder MPCC Mark III

Software: Aries Productions Astro Pixel Processor APP  ·  Topaz DeNoise AI  ·  N.I.N.A.Nighttime Imaging 'N' Astronomy NINA  ·  Silicon Fields StarTools 64-bit  ·  APT - Astro Photography Tool  ·  PHD2 Guiding  ·  Gimp 2.10

Filters: Canon EOS 1100D Modded sensor


Dates:April 3, 2021April 10, 2021

Frames:
Canon EOS 1100D Modded sensor: 30x300" (2h 30') ISO1600
Canon EOS 1100D Modded sensor: 26x360" (2h 36') ISO800

Integration: 5h 6'

Darks: ~10

Flats: ~7

Flat darks: ~7

Avg. Moon age: 24.62 days

Avg. Moon phase: 31.33%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00


Astrometry.net job: 4418024

RA center: 13h 15' 44"

DEC center: +42° 2' 2"

Pixel scale: 1.407 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 19.485 degrees

Field radius: 0.473 degrees


Resolution: 1904x1494

Locations: Home, Rönneshytta, Sweden

Data source: Backyard

Description

This is probably the most difficult object I have imaged so far in my AP "career". With 5 hours of integration I still had a poor signal and problems with noise and there was also some disturbing stray light. The color was also somewhat strange. Please give me comments on acqusition, processing, color etc.

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Description: Less color saturation.

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