M 66 - Spiral Galaxy


Spiral Galaxy

M 66 - Spiral Galaxy - North is to the left
Date: Feb 21 2009 Time: 00:30 CST Location: Fort Griffin, Tx
Instrument: 253mm f/9 Ritchey Chretien Mount: AP900GTO Guiding: ST-10XME Internal Guider
Extra Hardware: Instrument Rotator Seeing: Good Transparency: Good
Camera: SBIG ST-10XME Filter Wheel: CFW-10 Filter: AstroDon L
Exposure: 17 x 300 Seconds L Camera Control: MaximDL 4.11 Processing: MaximDL,CCDStack,PSCS2

Image Center: RA 11h 20m 42s, Dec +12d 56m 10s, Pos Angle 51.9d
Effective Focal Length 2276.7 mm ~ .62" per Pixel
Notes: Calm. Temp ~20 Degrees F. Guiding was ~ .5 arc second
Also know as NGC3627 and ARP16