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Contains:  M 74, NGC 628
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M74 #2, 



    
        

            Molly Wakeling
M74 #2
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M74 #2

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses:Takahashi FSQ-106N

Imaging cameras:ZWO ASI294MC Pro

Mounts:Celestron Advanced VX

Guiding telescopes or lenses:Orion 50mm guidescope

Guiding cameras:QHY5

Software:Seqence Generator ProPhotoshop CC 2019PixInsight

Filters:Astronomik CLS-CCD 2"


Dates:Sept. 20, 2019Sept. 21, 2019Sept. 22, 2019Sept. 23, 2019Sept. 24, 2019Sept. 25, 2019Oct. 5, 2019

Frames:Astronomik CLS 2": 150x180" (gain: 120.00) -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 7.5 hours

Darks: ~40

Avg. Moon age: 20.83 days

Avg. Moon phase: 41.68%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 7.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3110244

RA center: 1h 36' 38"

DEC center: +15° 47' 42"

Pixel scale: 1.808 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 90.564 degrees

Field radius: 0.915 degrees


Resolution: 2974x2102

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

Data source: Backyard

Description

Typically, you don't want to totally kill your background in astronomical images -- it looks more natural to have some background light, and there are usually faint structures buried there, whether that's other galaxies, streamers from the galaxy being imaged, etc. However, there was a really large amount of noise that had a weirdly large structure, and it was hard to reduce because of how close to the noise the galaxy was. So it's a darker background than I would normally like. However, I'm quite happy with the color I got in the galaxy!

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Molly Wakeling
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M74 #2, 



    
        

            Molly Wakeling