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Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  M 66, NGC 3627
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Spiral Galaxy M66 (NGC 3627), 


            Steven Bellavia
Spiral Galaxy M66 (NGC 3627)
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Spiral Galaxy M66 (NGC 3627)

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron C6 SCT

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI533MC Pro

Mounts: Sky-Watcher EQ-6R Pro SynScan

Guiding cameras: ASI224MC

Focal reducers: Celestron f/6.3 Focal Reducer

Software: Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight  ·  Stark Labs Nebulosity 4.2  ·  Annie's Astro Actions V7  ·  Noel Carboni's Astro Tools for PhotoShop Noel Carboni Actions  ·  IDEIKI AstroPhotography Tool (APT)  ·  PHD2 Guiding

Filters: Astronomik L2 UV/IR Cut

Accessory: Celestron OAG #93648

Dates:April 18, 2020

Frames:Astronomik L2 UV/IR Cut: 30x180" (gain: 100.00) -5C bin 1x1

Integration: 1.5 hours

Darks: ~30

Flats: ~30

Flat darks: ~30

Avg. Moon age: 25.40 days

Avg. Moon phase: 18.06%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00

Mean SQM: 20.90

Mean FWHM: 3.00

Temperature: 5.00

Basic astrometry details job: 3433833

RA center: 11h 20' 15"

DEC center: +12° 59' 20"

Pixel scale: 0.750 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 91.139 degrees

Field radius: 0.391 degrees

Resolution: 3000x2250

Data source: Traveller


M66, NGC 3627, is an intermediate spiral galaxy in the constellation Leo. It was discovered by French astronomer Charles Messier on March 1, 1780. This galaxy is a member of a small group that includes M65 and NGC 3628, known as the Leo Triplet. It is 31 million light years away with an apparent magnitude of 8.9
This was First Light for my ZWO ASI 533MC camera.



Steven Bellavia
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Spiral Galaxy M66 (NGC 3627), 


            Steven Bellavia