Cookie consent

AstroBin saves small pieces of text information (cookies) on your device in order to deliver better content and for statistical purposes. You can disable the usage of cookies by changing the settings of your browser. By browsing AstroBin without changing the browser settings, you grant us permission to store that information on your device.

I agree
Contains:  NGC 3344, NGC3344
Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
NGC 3344 The Sliced Onion Galaxy, 



    
        

            JohnAdastra
Powered byPixInsight

NGC 3344 The Sliced Onion Galaxy

Technical card


Dates:Feb. 15, 2020

Frames:
Astronomik Blue 1.25": 60x60" (gain: 99.00) -20C bin 2x2
Astronomik Green 1.25": 60x60" (gain: 99.00) -20C bin 2x2
Optolong L-Pro 1.25": 110x60" (gain: 99.00) -20C bin 2x2
Astronomik Red 1.25": 60x60" (gain: 99.00) -20C bin 2x2

Integration: 4.8 hours

Darks: ~60

Flats: ~60

Flat darks: ~60

Bias: ~100

Avg. Moon age: 21.68 days

Avg. Moon phase: 55.01%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 7.00

Mean FWHM: 1.80


Astrometry.net job: 3288636

RA center: 10h 43' 31"

DEC center: +24° 55' 20"

Pixel scale: 0.946 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -60.724 degrees

Field radius: 0.279 degrees


Resolution: 1648x1340

Locations: SkyShed roll-off, Upper Providence, PA, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

NGC 3344 The Sliced Onion Galaxy

While nicely placed in Leo Minor, this low brightness object proved a challenge to coax out of the local light pollution skyglow. The individual subframes barely showed anything but the central core. Fortunately enough signal was captured to process an adequate image. Darker skies and a much longer integration time may be required to truly enhance the details of the outer spiral arms.

Comments

Author

JohnAdastra
JohnAdastra
License: None (All rights reserved)
780
Like

Sky plot

Sky plot

Histogram

NGC 3344 The Sliced Onion Galaxy, 



    
        

            JohnAdastra