Messier 74
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Messier 74 - NGC 628

"The Phantom"

  • TYPE:  Spiral Galaxy, Type SA(s)c  I
  • RA: 01h 36.7m
  • DEC:  +15degrees 47'
  • SIZE:  11.0' X 11.0'
  • VISUAL MAGNITUDE:  9.4
  • SURFACE BRIGHTNESS:  14.4
  • CONSTELLATION:  Pisces
  • DISTANCE:  20 Million Light Years
  • DIAMETER:  58 Thousand Light Years

IMAGING INFORMATION

  • TELESCOPE:  RCOS Carbon fiber 10 inch R/C reflector, on a Parramount GT1100
  • REDUCER/CORRECTOR:  None / operating at 9.0 FL
  • CAMERA:  Santa Barbara Instruments Group, ST-8XME Digital (Thermoelectrically cooled)
  • ADAPTIVE OPTICS:  None,
  • FILTER(S):  Astro Don LRGB
  • CCD COOLING TEMPERATURE:  -15 C
  • BINNING/RESOLUTION:  1X1 (1530X1020) L ,2 X 2 (765 X 510) RGB resized to 1530x1020
  • EXPOSURE TIME:  60mins. L, 60 mins each RGB. ( 240 mins total)
  • NUMBER OF IMAGES:  48
  • FILM SPEED:  None
  • DATE/TIME:  10-21-2006 / 06:10:25.124 UTC
  • LOCATION:  Valley Center, California
  • TEMPERATURE:  nknown
  • HUMIDITY:  Unknown

 

 

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