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11.5 hours on the Sunflower Galaxy, using an f/2 telescope under Bortle 1 skies!


This master file was captured from our telescope in New Mexico under Bortle 1 skies. It totals 11.5 hours of integration time, and is an awesome file to practice processing galaxies for both beginners and advanced! Do your best to reveal as much detail as possible in the core, spiral arms, and even the very faint dust expelling from the galaxy!


Equipment used:

  • Camera: ZWO ASI2600MC
  • Telescope: Celestron RASA 8
  • Mount: 10Micron GM1000 HPS
  • Filters: N/A

M63 - The Sunflower Galaxy Practice Data

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