Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Canes Venatici (CVn)  ·  Contains:  M 94  ·  NGC 4736
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M94 LHaRGB, 



    
        

            andrea tasselli
M94 LHaRGB
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M94 LHaRGB

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M94 LHaRGB, 



    
        

            andrea tasselli
M94 LHaRGB
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M94 LHaRGB

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Intes Micro MK 809
Imaging Cameras
starlight xpress SXV-H9
Mounts
Gemini Telescope Design G-41
Filters
Astronomik 12 nm Ha · Astronomik RGB 1.25" Type IIc · Astronomik Clear 1.25"
Accessories
True Tech 7-positions 1.25" Manual Filter Wheel · Riccardi Custom 0.6x
Software
Christian Buil Iris 5.59 · Photoshop
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
Custom Build LZOS 80 mm
Guiding Cameras
Starlight Xpress SXV-Autoguider

Acquisition details

Dates:
April 23, 2006 ·  May 2, 2006 ·  May 4, 2006 ·  April 24, 2011 ·  April 30, 2011 ·  May 1, 2011 ·  May 3, 2011 ·  May 8, 2011 ·  May 10, 2011 ·  May 11, 2011 ·  May 20, 2011 ·  May 24, 2011
Frames:
Astronomik 12 nm Ha: 13x600" (2h 10') bin 1x1
Astronomik Clear 1.25": 83x300" (6h 55') bin 1x1
Astronomik Clear 1.25": 12x400" (1h 20') bin 1x1
Astronomik Clear 1.25": 77x50" (1h 4' 10") bin 1x1
Astronomik Clear 1.25": 131x50" (1h 49' 10") bin 2x2
Astronomik RGB 1.25" Type IIc: 68x300" (5h 40') bin 2x2
Astronomik RGB 1.25" Type IIc: 101x60" (1h 41') bin 2x2
Integration:
20h 39' 20"
Avg. Moon age:
14.41 days
Avg. Moon phase:
35.69%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4225896

RA center: 12h50m51s.8

DEC center: +41°0654

Pixel scale: 0.965 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 91.120 degrees

Field radius: 0.214 degrees

Resolution: 1250x1000

Locations: Home, Lincoln, United Kingdom

Data source: Backyard

Description

M94 is one of the prettiest of all Messier galaxies, akin to a delicate flower (much better than its brethren further to the east, M63) blossoming in the outer reaches of space.

As many of mine, this one started as a set of unguided shots (that didn't yield the depth hoped for) then, later (read: 5 years later and the image wouldn't stack up), I picked it up and add a lot more signal to it. And then added H-alpha just to be sure.

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M94 LHaRGB, 



    
        

            andrea tasselli