Messier 74 (North Up, East Left)
Messier 74, also known as NGC 628, is a galaxy of classification Sc in the constellation of Pisces.  It has a diameter of ~80,000 light-years.  The first and second images comprises 9 x Luminance (120 seconds each) and 7 x Red, Green and Blue (120, 120 and 96 seconds each), 0.5m f/2.9 ASA Astrograph with FLI ML3200 camera at an altitude of 75 degrees on 28 September 2017. The fields of view are 34’ x 23’ and 18' x 12', respectively. The third and fourth images comprise 6 x Luminance (300 seconds each), 0.101m f/5.4 Tele Vue refractor with FLI ML16200 camera at an altitude of 75 degrees on 18 December 2016. The fields of view are 132’ x 132’ (2.2 degrees square) and 42’ x 42’, respectively.
Hills Observatory: 1 January 2013 to 14 August 2018
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