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Spiral Galaxy
M74 | Messier 74 | NGC 628
This face on spiral galaxy is similar to the Milky Way, with some 100 billion stars and a span of 95,000 light years. It is the faintest of all Messier objects in surface brightness.


Viewing at 88%

All Images of Spiral Galaxy
28 Oct 2017
18 Sep 2009
Details:
Night of:Saturday October 28, 2017
Site:Idyllwild
Local Time:11:30 PM | Oct 28, 2017
Altitude:70
RA:01h 36m 42s
Declination:+15d 47'
Distance:30 million light years
Magnitude:+10.0 mV
Size:10.5' x 9.5'
Camera Settings:
Telescope:9.25-SCT
Camera:Celestron NightScape
f/ratio:f6.3
Pixel Scale:1.45 arcsec
Image Size:899 x 721 pixels (0.6 MP)
21.7' x 17.4'
Exposure:180 sec
Stacked Frames:6
Shot Info:autoguiding
gibbous moon - not close
Post Processing:tshirt flats
stacked with AA6
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