Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Virgo (Vir)  ·  Contains:  IC 966  ·  NGC 5338  ·  NGC 5348  ·  NGC 5356  ·  NGC 5360  ·  NGC 5363  ·  NGC 5364  ·  NGC 5373
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NGC5364 and friends, 



    
        

            Brian Boyle
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NGC5364 and friends

Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
NGC5364 and friends, 



    
        

            Brian Boyle
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NGC5364 and friends

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher 100 mm Esprit APO Triplet

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool

Mounts: SkyWatcher EQ6R-Pro

Guiding telescopes or lenses: ZWO 30mm f/4 Mini Guide Scope

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI120MM mini

Software: PixInsight Core Version 1.8 Ripley

Accessory: Astrophysics 0.67x Telecompressor


Dates:June 11, 2021

Frames: 24x300" (2h)

Integration: 2h

Avg. Moon age: 0.96 days

Avg. Moon phase: 1.03%


Astrometry.net job: 4636389

RA center: 13h 55' 21"

DEC center: +5° 8' 17"

Pixel scale: 2.830 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 5.086 degrees

Field radius: 1.148 degrees


Resolution: 2328x1760

Locations: Speargrass Flat Observatory, Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand

Data source: Backyard

Description

Inspired [email protected] michealfeigenbaum's wonderful images of the NGC5364 group, I decided to try a LRGBHa wide-field image of the same group - knowing that I couldn't possibly match the image that was the inspiration for this shot.

How right I was. Over 10 nights, I amassing a total of 2 hours useable LRGB data, and the forecast for the next 10 days looks equally dire. I suspect I will have to say goodbye to this rather lovely group until next year.

So here is the two hours I was able to obtain; resampled x2 to improve the SNR. Apologies that it is a bit "ratty"

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NGC5364 and friends, 



    
        

            Brian Boyle