Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Coma Berenices (Com)  ·  Contains:  Black Eye Galaxy  ·  Evil Eye Galaxy  ·  M 64  ·  NGC 4826
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Messier 64 - The Black Eye Galaxy - Full Moon Galaxy Quest Part 3, 



    
        

            Timothy Martin & Nic Patridge
Messier 64 - The Black Eye Galaxy - Full Moon Galaxy Quest Part 3
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Messier 64 - The Black Eye Galaxy - Full Moon Galaxy Quest Part 3

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            Timothy Martin & Nic Patridge
Messier 64 - The Black Eye Galaxy - Full Moon Galaxy Quest Part 3
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Messier 64 - The Black Eye Galaxy - Full Moon Galaxy Quest Part 3

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron Edge 1100 HD

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI2400MC Pro

Mounts: Celestron CGX-L

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Celestron OAG

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI174MM

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 L-Pro 2"

Accessory: Celestron Focus Motor  ·  Pegasus Astro Powerbox Advanced


Dates:Feb. 24, 2021

Frames:Optolong L-Pro 2": 60x180" (3h) (gain: 160.00) -8C bin 1x1

Integration: 3h

Darks: ~30

Flats: ~50

Flat darks: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 11.79 days

Avg. Moon phase: 90.29%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 8.00


Astrometry.net job: 4263739

RA center: 12h 56' 43"

DEC center: +21° 40' 40"

Pixel scale: 0.437 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 180.968 degrees

Field radius: 0.137 degrees


Resolution: 1849x1301

Locations: Home, The Colony, Texas, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

Another galaxy in a series of galaxies shot in a Bortle 8/9 with a near full moon out. I actually wanted to shoot M63, but the moonlight was so severe, I couldn't get a guide star.

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Messier 64 - The Black Eye Galaxy - Full Moon Galaxy Quest Part 3, 



    
        

            Timothy Martin & Nic Patridge