Canes Venatici (CVn)

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Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses : Planewave CDK12.5
Imaging Cameras : QHYCCD QHY268 M
Mounts : Astro-Physics 1100GTO
Filters : Astrodon Gen1 E-Series Tru-Balance Red · Astrodon E-Series LRGB 2GEN
Software : Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight · Stefan Berg Nighttime Imaging ‘N’ Astronomy (N.I.N.A. / NINA) · PHD2

Acquisition details

Dates : May 14, 2021
Frames : 285×240″(19h)
Integration : 19h
Avg. Moon age : 2.42 days
Avg. Moon phase : 6.49%

Description

First Light Image with the CDK Telescope

Details:

Scope : Planewave CDK12.5, 318mm, f/8, 2541mm

Camera : QHY268m (mode1, gain:56, offset:40)

Image Scale : 0.61 Arc-Seconds / Pixel

Mount : AP1100 GTO CP4

Guiding : QHY OAG, Lodestar, PHD2

Captured: NINA

Processed : Pixinsight

Location : Vancouver, BC

Lum : 199 x 120s

Red : 30 x 300s

Green : 29 x 240s

Blue : 27 x 240s

Total Integration Time : 12.9 hrs.

Messier 106 ( NGC 4258 ) spiral galaxy .

Distance : 22 to 25 million light-years away from Earth.

It contains an active nucleus classified as a Type 2 Seyfert, and a central supermassive black hole. A Type II supernova was also observed in 2014.

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