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Contains:  NGC 1072, M 77, NGC 1068, NGC 1055
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M77 Cetus A #1, 


            Molly Wakeling
M77 Cetus A #1

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Takahashi FSQ-106N

Imaging cameras:ZWO ASI294MC ProZWO ASI1600MM Pro

Mount:Celestron Advanced VX

Guiding telescope or lens:Orion 50mm guidescope

Guiding camera:QHY5

Software:Seqence Generator ProPixInsight

Filters:Astronomik CLS 2"Astronomik H-Alpha 12nm T2

Resolution: 2348x1658

Dates:Sept. 1, 2019Sept. 8, 2019Sept. 23, 2019Sept. 24, 2019Sept. 30, 2019Oct. 1, 2019Oct. 2, 2019Oct. 3, 2019Oct. 4, 2019Oct. 9, 2019

Astronomik CLS 2": 58x180" (gain: 120.00) -15C bin 1x1
Astronomik H-Alpha 12nm T2: 66x300" (gain: 139.00) -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 8.4 hours

Darks: ~20

Flats: ~50

Bias: ~60

Avg. Moon age: 9.19 days

Avg. Moon phase: 32.19%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 7.00 job: 2982538

RA center: 2h 42' 42"

DEC center: +0° 1' 4"

Pixel scale: 1.808 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 89.983 degrees

Field radius: 0.722

Locations: East Bay Area, CA, Berkeley, CA, United States

Data source: Backyard


I'm not terribly pleased with this one, but I am happy to have gotten some amount of detail in the core, as well as the extended disk. You can spot lots of other background galaxies if you pan around.

My H-alpha data didn't really come through at all either, which is too bad.

I shall try again...with better flats, and hopefully some darks if I can figure out how to deal with the point-like amp glow!



Molly Wakeling
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M77 Cetus A #1, 


            Molly Wakeling