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Observatory Parameters
Apr 24
Lat. 39.1, Lon. -77.6
Clouds: Seeing:
Waxing Gibbous
14:21 03:31
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M 106, Astrophotography by garth

Equipment

  • Imaging telescope / lens: Astro-Tech Newtonian 153/610 mm AT6IN
  • Imaging camera: Canon 1100D/T3 (CMOS) - modified
  • Mount: Equatorial Orion Atlas EQ6
  • Guiding telescope / lens: Orion Refractor 50/152 mm
  • Guiding camera: Orion Starshoot
  • Processed with: PixInsight (Pleiades Astrophoto) 1.8
    PHD Guiding (Stark Labs) 2.8
    Cartes du Ciel
    AstroTortilla
    BackyardEOS 3.1

Frames / Subs

  • Lights: 51 x 300 sec
  • Total integration time: 4:15 hours

Acquisition

  • Sky darkness: 3 / 9
  • Binning: 1x1
  • ISO: 800

Spatial Info

  • Image Size: 1,302 x 836 pixels
  • Image Scale: 5.232 arcsec / pixel
  • Visual Field: 1º 53' 31''
  • RA Center: 12h 18m 57s
  • DEC Center: 47º 17' 58''
  • Orientation: -156.877 degrees E of N

Sky Maps

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