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Ron Masters
June 6, 2021
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Contains: Deep sky object

Acquisition Details

Date Posted: June 6, 2021

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Commercial jet flew across field of imaging, coinciding near the apparent center of the sunflower galaxy m63. I was checking to see what I could image from my Bortle 7 major Midwest city location and was happy to see that SharpCap livestack could bring out some contrast for this 27 million light year distant galaxy. This is about 200 2.7-sec frames live stacked, then processed in Digital Photo Professional to get what I could from it. I was hoping for double the time but when the plane flew across the field I stopped the capture. A better image awaits my ability to get to our club dark sky site.