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M 101 Pinwheel Galaxy - First Light: Explorer 130PDS

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Sky Watcher Explorer 130PDS
Imaging Cameras
Canon EOS 70Da
Mounts
iOptron GEM28
Filters
Astronomik UV-IR Block L-3 Clip Filter
Accessories
Lacerta LED Flatfield-Box 185mm · Baader MPCC Mark 3
Software
Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight · Adobe Lightroom 6 (Adobe Lightroom)
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
TS-Optics Deluxe 50 mm Guiding/Finder scope with micro focusing
Guiding Cameras
Lacerta MGEN 2

Acquisition details

Dates:
April 10, 2022
Frames:
Astronomik UV-IR Block L-3 Clip Filter: 56x90" (1h 24') ISO1600 f/5
Integration:
1h 24'
Darks:
39
Flats:
52
Bias:
42
Avg. Moon age:
8.49 days
Avg. Moon phase:
61.64%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
5.00
Temperature:
4.00

RA center: 14h03m13s.12

DEC center: +54°2006.9

Pixel scale: 1.294 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -1.916 degrees

Field radius: 0.852 degrees

WCS transformation: thin plate spline

More info:Open 

Resolution: 3952x2613

Locations: Derendingen 454m, Solothurn, SO, Switzerland

Data source: Backyard

Description

First image with my new Sky-Watcher Explorer 130PDS telescope :-) 

It was a bit cloudy… 30 unusable subs. Out of 86! But it was worth it, even if the weather was not perfect and the moon already had 64%…

Finally more focal length :-)

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