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



    
        

            Frank Kane
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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!

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Sky-Watcher StarLux 190MN

Imaging cameras: Atik 383L+

Mounts: Software Bisque Paramount MyT

Guiding telescopes or lenses: ZWO 60/280 GuideScope

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar Autoguider X2

Software: Software Bisque The Sky X Pro  ·  Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight

Filters: Astronomik L R G B


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: 3513129

RA center: 12h21m43s.4

DEC center: +04°3119

Pixel scale: 1.114 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.056 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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