Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Canes Venatici (CVn)  ·  Contains:  IC 2550  ·  M 63  ·  NGC 5055  ·  Sunflower Galaxy
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            Anthony Quintile
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Messier 63

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron Nexstar 8SE

Imaging cameras: Pentax K3 II

Mounts: Losmandy G11 Gemini 2

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Celestron Nexstar 8SE

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI120MM Mini

Focal reducers: Starizona SCT Corrector II - 0.63X

Software: Phd2  ·  Photoshop CC 2019  ·  DeepSkyStacker (DSS) deepskystacker

Accessory: Celestron OAG #93648


Dates:May 24, 2020May 25, 2020May 26, 2020June 9, 2020June 10, 2020June 11, 2020

Frames: 233x299" ISO200

Integration: 19.4 hours

Darks: ~40

Flats: ~47

Flat darks: ~55

Bias: ~53

Avg. Moon age: 11.12 days

Avg. Moon phase: 41.96%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 3.00


Astrometry.net job: 3609183

RA center: 13h 15' 47"

DEC center: +42° 2' 31"

Pixel scale: 0.556 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 351.789 degrees

Field radius: 0.532 degrees


Resolution: 5830x3668

Locations: Home, Flagstaff, AZ, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

I was really struggling with color previously with only +/- 11 hours, so I added another +/- 8 hours which helped immensely.

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