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Image of the day 01/22/2021

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    The Needle Galaxy Annotated, 



    
        

            Vitali
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    The Needle Galaxy Annotated

    Image of the day 01/22/2021

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      The Needle Galaxy Annotated, 



    
        

            Vitali
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      The Needle Galaxy Annotated

      Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron EdgeHD 11

      Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI071MC Pro

      Mounts: 10Micron GM1000HPS

      Guiding telescopes or lenses: Unguided

      Software: Starkeeper Software Voyager  ·  PixInsight

      Accessory: PrimaluceLab Sesto Senso focuser motor  ·  Baader SC/EHD Diamond Steeltrack


      Dates:April 24, 2020

      Frames: 984x120"

      Integration: 32.8 hours

      Avg. Moon age: 1.26 days

      Avg. Moon phase: 1.79%


      Astrometry.net job: 4134595

      RA center: 12h 36' 11"

      DEC center: +25° 57' 49"

      Pixel scale: 0.703 arcsec/pixel

      Orientation: 178.651 degrees

      Field radius: 0.259 degrees


      Resolution: 2191x1499

      Data source: Backyard

      Description

      Due to consistently bad weather over the last two months I've re-processed the data from last year. I wanted to see whether the current processing workflow produces a better result. I definitely hope so!

      Color calibration has been done using AutoColor script in PixInsight.

      The revision A has been rotated in order to view the Needle galaxy from the top. It looks as if a small NGC4562 chases the UFO (NGC4565) through the stars :)

      Revision B has been annotated using SIMBAD catalog. It turned out that there are a few quasars in the field.

      Here is the old image:

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      Thanks for looking!
      Vitali

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      B

      Description: SIMBAD annotations.

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      C

      Description: Synthetic luminance. Deconvoluted and stretched.

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