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Observation by Dean Ashton: M88

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Dean Ashton

Observer

Dean Ashton

Observed

2021 Apr 03 - 21:00

Uploaded

2021 Apr 05 - 10:25

Objects

M88

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Constellation

Coma Berenices

Field centre

RA: 12h31m
Dec: +14°24'
Position angle: -0°02'

Field size

0°33' × 0°20'

Equipment
  • Celestron 9.25 EdgeHD
  • QHY268C Camera
  • Optolong L-Pro Filter
  • Celestron CGEM
  • Loadstar X2 Autoguider - OAG
Exposure

42x600s; /f10 (2,350mm fl); Camera High Gain Mode - Gain 56

Location

St Austell, Cornwall

Target name

M88

Title

M88

About this image

M88 at around 40mly away is part of the Virgo super-cluster.  Imaged on the nights of 2nd and 3rd Aril 2021, for a total integration time of 7-hours (42x600s).

Image focus, capture and guiding carried out using SGP and PHD2.  Camera TEC at -20C.

Images were overscan calibrated for bias as well as using a master dark and master flat frame.  All calibration and processing carried out using PixInsight.

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