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Messier 106

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About this observation
Observer
Graham Roberts
Time of observation
20/03/2020 - 23:00
Object
Messier 106
Observing location
Redhill, Surrey, UK
Equipment
William Optics GT81 + Focal Reducer FL 382mm f4.72
ZWO ASI1600mm Pro camera
Exposure
L x 58 R x 36 G x 36 B x 39 Ha x 20 x 180 secs. Total Time: 9hr 27 min
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Having last year discovered that I could see parts of the zenith region of the sky at Fairvale Observatory (North), in particular Ursa Major and adjacent constellations for short periods during the spring galaxy season, it was an obvious location to return to this year.  Furthermore, a protracted period of good weather for most of 12-days coinciding with a New Moon provided an unprecedented opportunity to obtain long integration times on a number of smaller galaxies that abound there.

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