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Observatory Parameters
May 27
Lat. 39.0, Lon. -77.5
Clouds: Seeing:
Waxing Gibbous
18:35 04:54
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Whirlpool Galaxy, Astrophotography by Massimiliano

Equipment

  • Imaging telescope / lens: Sky-Watcher Apochromatic 100/550 mm Esprid100ED
  • Imaging camera: Atik ONE 6.0 (CCD)
  • Mount: Equatorial Sky-Watcher EQ8 PRO
  • Guiding telescope / lens: Baader Planetarium Achromatic 60/250 mm Vario Finder 10x60
  • Guiding camera: ZWO Optical ASI290MC (CMOS)
  • Filters: Baader Planetarium Luminance (UV/IR block) 1.25"
    Baader Planetarium Red 1.25"
    Baader Planetarium Green 1.25"
    Baader Planetarium Blue 1.25"
  • Processed with: Astroart 6.0
    PHD Guiding (Stark Labs) 2
    PixInsight (Pleiades Astrophoto) 1.8

Frames / Subs

  • Lights (filter Luminance): 24 x 300 sec
  • Lights (filter Luminance): 30 x 180 sec
  • Lights (filter Red): 15 x 180 sec
  • Lights (filter Green): 15 x 180 sec
  • Lights (filter Blue): 15 x 180 sec
  • Total integration time: 5:45 hours

Acquisition

  • Seeing: 3 / 5
  • Transparency: 4 / 5
  • Sky darkness: 3 / 9
  • Ambient temperature: 4.0 ºC
  • Camera sensor temperature: -15.0 ºC

Spatial Info

  • Image Size: 3,300 x 2,550 pixels
  • Image Scale: 1.339 arcsec / pixel
  • Visual Field: 1º 13' 39''
  • RA Center: 13h 29m 44s
  • DEC Center: 47º 12' 39''
  • Orientation: -90.091 degrees E of N

Sky Maps

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Comments

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