Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Canes Venatici (CVn)  ·  Contains:  NGC 4449
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            Tim
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NGC 4449

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            Tim
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NGC 4449

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Astro-Tech AT8RC
Imaging Cameras
ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool
Mounts
Skywatcher AZ-EQ6 GT
Filters
Baader Ha 1.25" 7nm · Baader R 1.25" · Baader L 1.25" · Baader B 1.25" · Baader G 1.25"
Accessories
Moonlite CFL 2.5" focuser with stepper motor and mini controller
Software
photoshop · PHD guiding · Sequence Generator Pro · EQASCOM · StarTools · Astro Pixel Processor
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
KW Telescopes KWIQ Guider

Acquisition details

Dates:
March 20, 2018
Frames:
Baader B 1.25": 24x180" (1h 12') (gain: 139.00) -20°C bin 1x1
Baader G 1.25": 24x180" (1h 12') (gain: 139.00) -20°C bin 1x1
Baader Ha 1.25" 7nm: 16x300" (1h 20') (gain: 139.00) -20°C bin 1x1
Baader L 1.25": 75x115" (2h 23' 45") (gain: 139.00) -20°C bin 1x1
Baader L 1.25": 28x180" (1h 24') (gain: 139.00) -20°C bin 1x1
Integration:
7h 31' 45"
Darks:
20
Flats:
20
Flat darks:
20
Avg. Moon age:
2.99 days
Avg. Moon phase:
9.76%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1980731

RA center: 12h28m09s.1

DEC center: +44°0531

Pixel scale: 0.353 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 73.344 degrees

Field radius: 0.310 degrees

Resolution: 1824x1278

Locations: Home Observatory - Nelsons Bay Observatory , South River, Ontario, Canada

Data source: Backyard

Description

I really like the large spiral galaxies with their beautiful symmetric arms. However, now that galaxy season has started, I thought I would try something different. This galaxy looks great in a Hubble APOD and someone made it look pretty good with their C14. With my AT8RC this train wreck galaxy isn't quite up to that standard.

This irregular galaxy is similar to our satellite galaxy - the large Magellanic Cloud. However, its not as large or as bright. Its also a starburst galaxy and I was fortunate to pick up a lot of the pinkish glow, the sign of massive star forming regions.

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NGC 4449, 



    
        

            Tim

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ZWO ASI1600MM/QHY163M