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Contains:  IC 3543, NGC 4562, NGC 4565
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Needle Galaxy (and satellites), 



    
        

            Frank Kane
Needle Galaxy (and satellites)
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Needle Galaxy (and satellites)

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Dates:April 22, 2019

Frames: 113x120"

Integration: 3.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 17.97 days

Avg. Moon phase: 88.82%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2654410

RA center: 12h 36' 21"

DEC center: +25° 59' 49"

Pixel scale: 1.115 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 266.273 degrees

Field radius: 0.545 degrees


Resolution: 2834x2085

Locations: My Driveway, Winter Springs, FL, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

The Needle Galaxy, imaged in spite of a bright moon within a red zone.

Someday, I'll live someplace with darker skies and drier weather, and revisit targets like this. Until then, I'll keep telling myself that imaging galaxies under conditions in which you should never image galaxies makes me stronger.

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Frank Kane
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Description: Another take at processing, being more careful not to raise the black level too much.

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Needle Galaxy (and satellites), 



    
        

            Frank Kane