Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Pyxis (Pyx)  ·  Contains:  NGC 2613
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NGC 2613 AKA H-266, 


NGC 2613 AKA H-266
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NGC 2613 AKA H-266

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Borg 77 ED

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI 1600MM Cool -15C

Mounts: Astro-Physics AP 1600 GTO

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Guan Sheng Optical RC12 @ F/6.4 Truss RC12

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2

Software: Starkeeper Software Voyager

Dates:Feb. 22, 2019

Frames: 167x90"

Integration: 4.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 18.03 days

Avg. Moon phase: 88.42%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2550571

RA center: 8h 33' 36"

DEC center: -22° 56' 31"

Pixel scale: 1.582 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 349.358 degrees

Field radius: 1.194 degrees

Resolution: 1824x1357

Locations: Caxambas Observatory, Southwest Florida, Florida, United States

Data source: Backyard


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For some reason I wanted to image a random galaxy on the edge of the Milky Way. I picked this lonesome Galaxy NGC2613 beyond the stars on the edge of our Milky Way. This is another test shot for the old Borg with the new filter. I really like the Borg even with the obvious field issues around the edge. I am going to run this with a reducer ultimately, and this will improve the edges. I love the star fields in Canis Major. I have two companion images that I will post shortly. Looking forward to what I captured with the RC and Tak on the same imaging runs.

I also wonder what is in those dark blotches. Just random patterns of stars that leave a dark blotches? Or something else. Not totally sure but betting on the normal random patterns of stars and lack of stars.


Sky plot

Sky plot


NGC 2613 AKA H-266,