|I'm amateur landscape photographer and astrophotographer. I leave near Grenoble, in the French Alps.|
M74, in the constellation of Pisces, is the very definition of the spiral galaxy. Located about 30 million years, its diameter is about 85 000 al. It is 5 times lighter than the Milky Way. On three occasions, it has been the theater of supernovae in recent years.
38 exposures of 5 minutes.
Camera : Canon EOS 1000D unfiltered
Telescope : Takahashi FSQ-106ED refractor.
Mount : Takahashi EM-200 home made electronics
Guiding : Orion Starshoot Autoguider on a William Optic Zenithstar 66SD refractor.
Outside temperature : 10°C
Sensor temperature : 12°C to 13°C
SQM : 21.3
Software : auto-guiding with PHD Guiding, acquisition with Astro Photography Tool, processing PixInsight.
Location : Gresse-en-Vercors, France