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Contains:  NGC 4449, NGC4449
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NGC 4449, 


            Frank Colosimo
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NGC 4449

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses:Starizona Hyperion

Imaging cameras:Alta U8300

Mounts:Paramount ME

Guiding telescopes or lenses:Starizona Hyperion

Guiding cameras:SBIG ST-402me

Software:Software Bisque The Sky X ProCCD Autopilot 5Adobe Systems Inc. Photoshop CS5Maxim DL Pro

Dates:May 6, 2013

Frames: 62x532" bin 0x0

Integration: 9.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 26.21 days

Avg. Moon phase: 11.96% job: 3369488

RA center: 12h 28' 11"

DEC center: +44° 5' 48"

Pixel scale: 0.385 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 17.373 degrees

Field radius: 0.183 degrees

Resolution: 2709x2080

Locations: Blue Mountain Vista Observatories, New Ringgold, Pennsylvania, United States

Data source: Backyard


NGC 4449 is an irregular galaxy in Canes Venatici, located around 12 million light years from us. It is considered a starburst galaxy, and you can see the blue glow of clusters containing many new young stars in many parts of the image. You can also make out the magenta glow of large nebulae which also indicate star-forming regions.

Imaging data:
Date: May 1-6, 2013 Processed: Mar 31 2020
Location: New Ringgold PA
Optics: Hyperion f/8 12.5 inch, FL 2540 mm
Mount: Paramount ME
Camera: Apogee Alta U8300, guiding by On Axis Guider (ONAG) with an ST402
Exposure: LRGB: L:22x10 min R:17x8 min, G:9x6 min, B:14x10 min, Total= 9.2 hours, 62 subs at average 532 seconds.
Processing: Image acquisition using CCD Autopilot. Initial processing was done using Maxim DL with subsequent processing with Photoshop.



Frank Colosimo
License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons

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NGC 4449, 


            Frank Colosimo