Contains: NGC 185
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NGC 185 - slave of Andromeda

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens: Skywatcher Explorer 200PDS

Imaging camera: QHYCCD QHY9M

Mount: Skywatcher NEQ6 PRO Synscan

Guiding telescope or lens: Skywatcher 9x50 finderscope

Guiding camera: QHYCCD QHY5L-IIc

Focal reducer: Baader MPCC Mk III

Software: Pixinsight

Filters: Baader Red 2"Baader L 2''Baader Blue 2"Baader Green 2"

Accessories: QHYCCD QHY 2" Filter wheelSeletek Armadillo

Resolution: 2423x1599

Dates: Nov. 21, 2017

Frames: 45x300"

Integration: 3.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 2.71 days

Avg. Moon phase: 8.06% job: 1829436

RA center: 9.689 degrees

DEC center: 48.355 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.107 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 348.923 degrees

Field radius: 0.446 degrees

Locations: Puolivälinkangas - Oulu, Oulu, Finland


It's been a lousy autumn, with less than a week of clear nights. This image took 6 sessions with clouds and technical problems. The target is a companion dwarf galaxy belonging to Andromeda, the distinguishing marks being the irregular, gigantic cloud belts around it.




Sky plot

Sky plot


NGC 185  - slave of Andromeda,