Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Canes Venatici (CVn)  ·  Contains:  M 106  ·  NGC 4258
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M106 Galaxy, a color image, CPH, Denmark, 



    
        

            Niels V. Christensen
M106 Galaxy, a color image, CPH, Denmark
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M106 Galaxy, a color image, CPH, Denmark

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M106 Galaxy, a color image, CPH, Denmark, 



    
        

            Niels V. Christensen
M106 Galaxy, a color image, CPH, Denmark
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M106 Galaxy, a color image, CPH, Denmark

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Meade Lx200ACF 16" F6.2 Meade SCT 16"

Imaging cameras: ZWO asi 294MM Pro cooled

Mounts: Milburn Wedge Wedge mounted on a pole

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Individual ED70mm Individual

Guiding cameras: SBIG ST-i SBIG

Focal reducers: Optec lepus 0.62 Optec reducer

Software: PixInsight PinInsight  ·  PHD2  ·  The SkyX Pro, CCDStack2, RegiStar, PS. Diff. SW products

Filters: Astronomik IR 742nm  ·  Baader LRGB, Hubble palette filters Baader filters

Accessory: Meade on wedge


Dates:March 4, 2021March 5, 2021

Frames:
Baader LRGB, Hubble palette filters Baader filters: 244x60" bin 2x2
Astronomik IR 742nm: 82x60" bin 2x2

Integration: 5.4 hours

Avg. Moon age: 21.00 days

Avg. Moon phase: 62.06%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 6.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4285745

RA center: 12h 18' 59"

DEC center: +47° 18' 14"

Pixel scale: 0.671 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 95.909 degrees

Field radius: 0.212 degrees


Resolution: 1889x1259

Data source: Backyard

Description

M106 Galaxy, a IRpass-RGB color image & subs were taken during two nights in March-2021.
Hard to get any colors in the outer regions of the Galaxy, I expect it's due to the light pollution in the area.
First time that I also needed to take flats in order to get a 'smoother' background.

My home build observatory is placed in my front yard/in the "red light" pollution zone, have a look here,
Red Zone

Kind regards Niels

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Description: Slept on it. Changed colors, minor level adjust :-)

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Description: The last tweeking, I'll stop now :-)

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M106 Galaxy, a color image, CPH, Denmark, 



    
        

            Niels V. Christensen