Michael Purcell's Astrophotography

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M65

M65 is the the first object I ever tried to image. The picture above is a more recent version with the ST-6. For a contrast, take a look at my first attempt.

I took this picture from my driveway.

Constellation Leo
Right Asc (hh:mm:ss) 11:18:54
Declination(deg:sec) 13:05
Magnitude 9.3
Size (ArcMin) 10
Tirion SkyAtlas 2000 #13
Uranometria 2000 #191

CCD Camera Parameters

ST-6 Compressed Image
File_version = 3
Data_version = 1
Exposure = 5 minutes
Focal_length = 80.000
Aperture = 40.200
Response_factor = 1000.000
Note = M65: Spiral galaxy in Leo
Background = 1200
Range = 2000
Height = 228
Width = 367
Date = 01/09/94
Time = 00:59:31
Exposure_state = 228
Temperature = -50.01 C
Number_exposures = 20
Each_exposure = 30 seconds
History = RF
Observer = Mike Purcell
X_pixel_size = 0.0230
Y_pixel_size = 0.0270
Pedestal = 21687
E_gain = 6.70

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