Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Canes Venatici (CVn)  ·  Contains:  M 94  ·  NGC 4736
M94 - Cat's Eye Galaxy, 



    
        

            Cottage Astrophotography
M94 - Cat's Eye Galaxy
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M94 - Cat's Eye Galaxy, 



    
        

            Cottage Astrophotography
M94 - Cat's Eye Galaxy
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Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Celestron 8" (Celestron SCT 8” Celestron 8" SCT)
Imaging Cameras
ZWO ASI 294MC PRO ZWO ASI 294 MC PRO
Mounts
Celestron AVX
Accessories
Celestron Focus Motor · Celestron Reducer, 0.63x
Software
Sequence Generator Pro Seqence Generator Pro · Photoshop CC · Deep Sky Stacker 3.3.4 Deep Sky Stacker
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
Orion 50mm Guidescope Orion 50mm guide scope
Guiding Cameras
Orion Starshoot Autoguider

Acquisition details

Dates:
March 22, 2020
Frames:
11x120" (22')
Integration:
22'
Avg. Moon age:
27.84 days
Avg. Moon phase:
3.21%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3342945

RA center: 12h50m56s.9

DEC center: +41°0733

Pixel scale: 0.718 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 121.196 degrees

Field radius: 0.255 degrees

Resolution: 2129x1411

Locations: Clark Lake, Otter Lake, Quebec, Canada

Data source: Backyard

Description

Messier 94 turned out more difficult than I had thought. With a super bright core and faint outer dust lanes, it's tough to capture both at the same time.

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M94 - Cat's Eye Galaxy, 



    
        

            Cottage Astrophotography