K3's Astronomy - Deep Sky
"When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars which You have set in place, what is Man that You are mindful of him?" -- Psalm 8:3,4

M94 - The Galaxy in Canes Venatici

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M94 - The Galaxy in Canes Venatici, 14.06.2002 (21:56 - 22:20 UT)
Resolution: 3.14 arcsec/pixel
Camera: Vesta 675SC2 + 0.6FR
Telescope: 8" F6 Orion Europa Newtonian
Result focal ratio: F3.6
Exposure: 33x25s (gain 100%), AMP OFF, 12xDF, FF
Seeing: lim.magnitude for naked eye 4.2, windy, foggy clouds
Temperature: 16C

1, Stacked with K3CCDTools, exported to FITS
2, Histogram + gamma factor 0.5 (MaximDL Demo)

M94 is about 14.5 million ly far away, but its distance was not well determined, so far. Its relative brightness is 8.2mag.

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Last Update: 23.06.2002