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Astrophoto: Bode’s Galaxy and Cigar Galaxy – 03/22

The three galaxies Bode’s Galaxy, Cigargalaxy and the Garland Galaxy. The frames were shot with an EOS M100(a) at a 600mm refractor telescope. The 3rd evening with a clear sky in only one week …

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Messier 81, Messier 82 and NGC 3077
Bode's Galaxy, Cigar Galaxy and Garland Galaxy labeled
Bode’s Galaxy Messier 81 (NGC 3031), Cigar Galaxy Messier 82 (NGC 3034), Garland Galaxy NGC 3077

Technical overview

TelescopeVIXEN ED80sf
Focal Length600mm
Aperture ratio7.5
Erecting LenseTSFlat2
FilterOptolong UV/IR Cut
MountSkywatcher HEQ-5
Goto-ControlEKOS
Mount ControlINDI
Guiding Scope Focal Length162 mm
Guiding Camera Chip4.8mm x 3.6mm, 8bit
Guiding Camera Resolution1280×960
Guiding SoftwareEKOS, INDI
Dithering3 pixel
CameraCANON EOS M100(a)
Methodfocal projection
Camera angle
Camera ControlEKOS, INDI, Gphoto2
Photography Date27.03.2022
Exposure-Time Lights22x300s
Correction framesFLATS, BIASES
SensitivityISO 400
Post Processing Date28.03.2022
Stacking, IntegrationPixInsight
Post Processing SoftwarePixInsight
Image EditingAffinity Photo
Capture PlaceKoblenz, Germany
LightpollutionBortle 5
Scattered lightstrong

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