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The Sunflower Galaxy

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About this observation
Observer
Dean Ashton
Time of observation
23/04/2020 - 21:30
Object
M63
Observing location
St Austell, Cornwall UK
Equipment
Celestron 9.25 EdgeHD
CGEM
Celestron Nightscape 10100 OSC
Optolong L-Pro filter and Optolong L-eNhance filter
OAG with LoadstarX2 Guide Camera
Exposure
/f10; 20x600s unfiltered 1x1 bin; 26x600s L-Pro filter 1x1 bin; 9x600s L-eNhance filter 2x2 bin.
Tags

The flocculent spiral galaxy M63.  I imaged this on the 23rd and 24th March 2020 with the scope at its native /f10.  26x10-minute light frames were captured with an Oprolong L-Pro (luminance) filter.  A further 9x10-minute light frames were captured with an Optolong L-eNhance filter (narrow band for Ha, Hb and Oiii).  I also had 20x10-minute unfiltered light frames from March 2018 that I threw in for good measure.

I am still experimenting with adding the L-eNhance duo band filtered lights to enhance narrow band data using a colour camera.

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