Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Virgo (Vir)  ·  Contains:  M 61  ·  NGC 4292  ·  NGC 4301  ·  NGC 4303
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M61 with supernova!, 



    
        

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M61 with supernova!

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M61 with supernova!, 



    
        

            Frank Kane
M61 with supernova!
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M61 with supernova!

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Sky-Watcher StarLux 190MN
Imaging Cameras
Atik 383L+
Mounts
Software Bisque Paramount MyT
Filters
Astronomik L R G B
Software
Software Bisque The Sky X Pro · Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
ZWO 60/280 GuideScope
Guiding Cameras
Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2

Acquisition details

Dates:
May 12, 2020
Frames:
152x120" (5h 4')
Integration:
5h 4'
Avg. Moon age:
20.17 days
Avg. Moon phase:
70.45%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3513125

RA center: 12h21m43s.4

DEC center: +04°3119

Pixel scale: 1.114 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.055 degrees

Field radius: 0.293 degrees

Resolution: 1603x1008

Locations: Merritt Island home, Merritt Island, FL, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

Jumping on the M61 bandwagon, and its recently-hatched supernova! Roughly 50 million light-years away, this supernova looks just as bright as the core of its own galaxy, and as bright as the much closer foreground stars in our own Milky Way.

5 hours total exposure time using LRGB filters on an Atik 383L+ camera, Sky-Watcher 190MN, and MyT mount. TheSkyX, CCD Navigator, PHD2, and CCD Autopilot managed the image capturing, and all processing was done in PixInsight.

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M61 with supernova!, 



    
        

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