Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Virgo (Vir)  ·  Contains:  12 Vir  ·  IC3037  ·  IC3074  ·  IC3097  ·  IC3111  ·  IC3118  ·  IC3134  ·  IC3156  ·  IC3167  ·  IC3170  ·  IC3174  ·  IC3175  ·  IC3199  ·  IC3211  ·  IC3255  ·  IC3274  ·  IC776  ·  NGC 4307  ·  NGC 4380  ·  NGC4207  ·  NGC4307  ·  NGC4316  ·  NGC4320  ·  NGC4325  ·  NGC4356  ·  NGC4360  ·  NGC4380  ·  NGC4390  ·  The star 12Vir
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            Timothy Martin & Nic Patridge
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A Study of the Virgo Galaxy Cluster - Part 12: Halfway Home

Imaging telescopes or lenses: William Optics Z61II APO

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI2600MC Pro

Mounts: iOptron CEM25EC

Guiding telescopes or lenses: William Optics 50/200 Guidescope

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI290MM Mini

Focal reducers: William Optics Flat61a Flattener

Software: Topaz Labs DenoiseAI  ·  Nighttime Imaging 'N' Astronomy N.I.N.A. 1.10  ·  Aries Productions Astro Pixel Precessor v1.082  ·  Open PHD Guiding PHD2 2.6.9  ·  Pixinsight 1.8  ·  Topaz Labs Topaz Studio II  ·  Adobe Photoshop CC 2020

Filters: Optolong CLS 2"

Accessory: Pegasus Astro Powerbox Advanced


Dates:Feb. 19, 2021

Frames:Optolong CLS 2": 164x120" (5h 28') (gain: 100.00) -10C bin 1x1

Integration: 5h 28'

Darks: ~30

Flats: ~50

Flat darks: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 7.13 days

Avg. Moon phase: 47.32%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 8.00


Astrometry.net job: 4465380

RA center: 12h 18' 37"

DEC center: +9° 31' 41"

Pixel scale: 1.395 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.029 degrees

Field radius: 2.154 degrees


Resolution: 9235x6148

Data source: Backyard

Description

This is the ninth panel in the 18-panel mosaic shot on 19 different nights between between February 19, 2021 and April 11, 2021 and represents the halfway point in processing the individual panels of the final mosaic. I appreciate everyone's forbearance with this. This is been one of the coolest projects of any kind I've ever worked on. I think each panel stands alone nicely, which is why I'm publishing them separately along with three intermediate mosaics before the final mosaic.

(This is Panel 17 in the mosaic sequence set forth here: https://astrob.in/costym/0/)

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A Study of the Virgo Galaxy Cluster - Part 12: Halfway Home, 



    
        

            Timothy Martin & Nic Patridge