Object Information

Name: 3C 273
Type: Quasar
Constellation: Virgo
Distance: 2.44 billion light years
V Magnitude: 12.9
   

Exposure data

Exposure: 12 x 5min = 1 hour
Processing: MaxIm DL 4 & Adobe Photoshop CS3
Telescope: Astro-Physics 130mm f6.3 Starfire EDF GT @ f5.0
Mount: Losmandy G11
Guiding: SBIG ST-4 via a Mini-Borg 60 refractor
Camera: SBIG ST-8E NABG w/CFW-8 filter wheel
Camera Temp: -20C
Filter: Astrodon Tru-Balance NIR-Blocked Luminance
Location: Cape Cod Imaging Station - Harwich, Massachusetts
Date: April 29, 2009
Notes: Clear & calm - air temp 44F

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