M 96 | Master Darks

M 96

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M 96 is an double barred spiral galaxy in the constellation Leo, approximately 35 million light years from Earth. It is about equal in size and mass as our own Milky Way Galaxy.

This faint galaxy was a challenge to image due to our light polluted skies. We were able to collect 21-1/2 hours of luminance detail, and about 3 hours of color data with an FLI ML16200 CCD on our Officina Stellare RiLA 600 telescope.

Object details

Galaxy in Leo

Right Ascension: 10h 46m 45.7

Declination: +11° 49′ 12″

Magnitude: 10.1

Moon Age Average: 25.74 days

Moon Phase Average: 17.25 %

Imaging Setup

Location:

SC Observatory, Central Thailand

Date:
Mar 11, 2018, Mar 12, 2018, Mar 13, 2018, Mar 14, 2018, Mar 15, 2018 and Mar 16, 2018
Telescope:
Officina Stellare RiLA 600
Focal Length:
3000 mm
F-Ratio:
F/5
Mount:
Paramount Taurus 600
Camera:
FLI ML 16200
Image Scale:
0.41 arcseconds/pixel
Imaging Software:

Voyager

Processing Software:

Adobe Photoshop

PixInsight 1.8


Exposure Detail

Filter Filter Brand Bin Qty Exposure
L Astrodon 1x 215 360
R Astrodon 2x 43 120
G Astrodon 2x 25 120
B Astrodon 2x 25 120


Total Exposure Time

24 hours, 36 minutes

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