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Observation by Callum Scott Wingrove: Virgo Cluster

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Callum Scott Wingrove

Observer

Callum Scott Wingrove

Observed

2021 Apr 22 - 22:45

Uploaded

2021 Apr 25 - 18:14

Objects

M58
M89
M86
M84
NGC4429
M87
NGC4388
NGC4402
NGC4442
NGC4419
NGC4377
NGC4571
NGC4606
NGC4578
NGC4564
NGC4568
NGC4567

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Constellation

Virgo

Field centre

RA: 12h32m
Dec: +12°55'
Position angle: +103°48'

Field size

7°14' × 4°45'

Equipment
  • ASI294MC Pro
  • Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro
  • Samyang 135mm
  • ASIAIR Pro
  • IDAS NGS1 Filter
  • iOptron SkyGuider Pro
Exposure

200 x 30s f2.8

Location

Stanmore, Greater London (Bortle 8)

Target name

Virgo Cluster

Title

Virgo Cluster

About this image

A crop of a test image trialling the Samyang 135mm lens coupled to an astrocamera.  Makarian's Chain can be seen in the lower middle of the image. Hoping to get to darker skies at some point this year and this makes a very portable setup for the larger nebulae.  Had some tilt in the full image as the lens is heavy and needs support but it was quite minor so happy with this.  Moon was bright as well when shooting.  Still working on minimising walking noise with the SkyGuider Pro which can dither in RA only.

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Jim Smith
Jim Smith, 2021 Apr 25 - 18:55 UTC

Hi Callum,

I like a wide shot with many galaxies.

I support my Samyang 135mm with a https://smile.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07DVKZBXG It's just a little too big so needs packing with tape but it seems firm.

Jim

Callum Scott Wingrove
Callum Scott Wingrove, 2021 Apr 25 - 20:12 UTC

Thanks kindly Jim, much appreciated.

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