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Contains:  NGC 4945
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NGC 4945 and song, 





    
        

            Jeff
NGC 4945 and song

NGC 4945 and song

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:SkyWatcher Esprit 120ED APO

Imaging camera:ZWO ASI183MC Pro

Mount:Software Bisque Paramount MX

Guiding telescope or lens:SkyWatcher Evostar 72ED

Guiding camera:ZWO ASI290MM

Software:PixInsight

Accessory:Sharpsky Pro Focus Controller

Resolution: 2240x1680

Dates:June 5, 2018

Frames: 28x300"

Integration: 2.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 20.99 days

Avg. Moon phase: 62.19%

Astrometry.net job: 2885268

RA center: 196.356 degrees

DEC center: -49.475 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.576 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 42.932 degrees

Field radius: 0.224 degrees

Locations: Wonga Park, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Data source: Backyard

Description

NGC 4945 is a large barred spiral galaxy only 12 million light-years away in the constellation of Centaurus. James Dunlop, a Scottish astronomer, is credited with originally discovering NGC 4945 from Australia in 1826. The smaller elliptical galaxy to the right is NGC 4976.

Unlike most galaxies, NGC4945 has its own song performed by Brett Domino.

I'm not sure what's worse ... the lyrics, the music or the video.
I'll let you decide, but it is good to see someone having fun.

The high point is probably verse 2, if you get that far:
... I'm gonna see her so I'm gonna send a rocket up
... Hotline to NASA because I don't want to cock it up
... Sucked in by your supernova gravity
... Getting hot like black hole entropy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyoIE_ukwcQ

Thanks for looking!

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jcoldrey
Jeff
License: Attribution Creative Commons
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