Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Hydra (Hya)  ·  Contains:  IC 879  ·  NGC 5078  ·  NGC 5101
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NGC 5101, 5078, and Friends - Galaxies in Hydra - IAS Hakos, Namibia - Apr/May 2022 v1a, 



    
        

            Martin Junius
NGC 5101, 5078, and Friends - Galaxies in Hydra - IAS Hakos, Namibia - Apr/May 2022 v1a
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NGC 5101, 5078, and Friends - Galaxies in Hydra - IAS Hakos, Namibia - Apr/May 2022 v1a

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NGC 5101, 5078, and Friends - Galaxies in Hydra - IAS Hakos, Namibia - Apr/May 2022 v1a, 



    
        

            Martin Junius
NGC 5101, 5078, and Friends - Galaxies in Hydra - IAS Hakos, Namibia - Apr/May 2022 v1a
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NGC 5101, 5078, and Friends - Galaxies in Hydra - IAS Hakos, Namibia - Apr/May 2022 v1a

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Philipp Keller Cassegrain 20"
Imaging Cameras
ZWO ASI294MC Pro
Mounts
Liebscher Montierung
Filters
Astronomik L 2
Software
Adobe Lightroom Classic · Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight · N.I.N.A. Nighttime Imaging 'N' Astronomy · Starnet++ · PHD2 Guiding · Cartes du Ciel
Guiding Cameras
Lodestar X2

Acquisition details

Dates:
April 30, 2022 ·  May 2, 2022 ·  May 3, 2022 ·  May 4, 2022
Frames:
Astronomik L 2: 54x300" (4h 30') (gain: 120.00) -10°C bin 1x1
Integration:
4h 30'
Darks:
71
Flats:
20
Flat darks:
20
Avg. Moon age:
9.13 days
Avg. Moon phase:
5.36%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
1.00
Mean SQM:
21.27
Temperature:
13.75

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 5792197

RA center: 13h20m44s.6

DEC center: -27°2436

Pixel scale: 0.637 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 355.709 degrees

Field radius: 0.432 degrees

Resolution: 4039x2744

Locations: IAS Observatory Hakos, Hakos, Namibia

Data source: Traveller

Description

Finally, back at the Hakos Observatory in Namibia, on-site, in April/May!

Unfortunately, several things didn't work out as planned, so the amount of useful data isn't as expected and I had to resort to my old OSC camera, the ASI294MC Pro.
This image is the first one of the deep sky images with the 20" Philipp Keller Cassegrain, prime focus.

Tons of small galaxies in the field of view, too, see the annotated image here.
https://photo.m-j-s.net/blog/2022/05/galaxies-in-hydra/

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