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 Astrophotography - CCD Imaging | 2003 - No2

M63 and M94

Last Update: 15 March 2003

Here are the first images with the AlphaMini. I am very satisfied with the result, as it was just after Quartermoon and very bright already. I converted the images with CCD_COND (from A.Wulff) to FITS. at first I enlarged the size from 385*290 pixel by factor 2. Then I used IRIS 3.80 for registration and stacking. Final touch I made with AIP4WIN with resizing to 70% and slight DDP.

I selected the images manually. This time I exposed 120 sec per image. I will continue so until I have some sort of autoguiding, what is to be my next project. Sky background in this case should have allowed 300 sec.

M94 Galaxy


M63 Galaxy


Here is one single raw image of M63 without dark subtraction.

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