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Contains:  M 74, NGC 628
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M74

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Lacerta Photonewton

Imaging camera:ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool

Mount:Skywatcher AZ-EQ6

Guiding telescope or lens:Skywatcher 9x50 finder

Guiding camera:Lacerta MGEN

Software:Pleiades Astrophoto, S.L. Pix InsightPhotoshop

Filter:Astronomik LRGB 31mm

Resolution: 1864x1406

Dates:Oct. 24, 2019

Frames: 216x180"

Integration: 10.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 25.37 days

Avg. Moon phase: 18.33%

Astrometry.net job: 3076792

RA center: 24.183 degrees

DEC center: 15.786 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.824 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 89.018 degrees

Field radius: 0.267 degrees

Locations: my little astrofarm, Weppersdorf, Austria

Data source: Traveller

Description

M74, the beautiful open SA galaxy in Pisces, rather big in size but with less surface brightness. Distinct arms and lots of blue star knots and pinkish HII regions. The field is full of small and distant galaxies, a few of them ring galaxies.

LRGB with my 10" f/4 workhorse, the sharpest subframes were stacked separately and mixed in to achieve best sharpness in the bright regions.

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