Astrophotography Galaxy

Astrophoto: Galaxie Group Messier 96 – 03/22

A group of 5 galaxies. The frames were shot with an EOS M100(a) at a 600mm refractor telescope in march 2022. Reprocessed 01/2024.

High resolution on Flickr:

Part of the Galaxy-Group M96

Processing workflow 2022 vs. 2024

Galaxie group Messier 96 with labels
Messier 96 (NGC 3368), Messier 95 (NGC 3351), Messier 105 (NGC 3379), NGC 3384, NGC 3389

Technical overview

TelescopeVIXEN ED80sf
Focal Length600mm
Aperture ratio7.5
Erecting LenseTSFlat2
FilterOptolong UV/IR Cut
MountSkywatcher HEQ-5
Mount ControlINDI
Guiding Scope Focal Length162 mm
Guiding Camera Chip4.8mm x 3.6mm, 8bit
Guiding Camera Resolution1280×960
Guiding SoftwareEKOS, INDI
Dithering3 pixel
CameraCANON EOS M100(a)
Methodfocal projection
Camera angle
Camera ControlEKOS, INDI, Gphoto2
Photography Date03/24/2022
Exposure-Time Lights31x300s
Correction framesFLATS, BIASES
SensitivityISO 400
Processing Date03/25/2022
Reprocessing Date01/01/2024
Stacking, IntegrationPixInsight
Processing SoftwarePixInsight
Image EditingAffinity Photo
Reprocessing SoftwarePixInsight
Capture PlaceKoblenz, Germany
LightpollutionBortle 5
Scattered lightstrong

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