Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Leo (Leo)  ·  Contains:  NGC 3185  ·  NGC 3187  ·  NGC 3189  ·  NGC 3193
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Leo Quad Hickson 44, 



    
        

            Wes Smith
Leo Quad Hickson 44
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Leo Quad Hickson 44

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Leo Quad Hickson 44, 



    
        

            Wes Smith
Leo Quad Hickson 44
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Leo Quad Hickson 44

Equipment

Imaging Cameras
FLI Proline 16803 CCD camera
Mounts
Software Bisque Paramount ME
Filters
Baaader (Baader Luminance (Clear)/Red/Green/Blue/H-Alpha)
Accessories
FilterWheel FLI CFW 4-5
Software
GIMP 2.10.12 · Deep Sky Stacker
Guiding Cameras
Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2 Guiding Camera

Acquisition details

Dates:
June 10, 2021
Frames:
Integration:
1h 10'
Avg. Moon age:
0.05 days
Avg. Moon phase:
0.00%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
1.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4657482

RA center: 10h18m01s.2

DEC center: +21°5204

Pixel scale: 1.231 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 357.944 degrees

Field radius: 0.850 degrees

Resolution: 3436x3588

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: Insight Observatory

Description

After seeing this Hickson 44 group of Galaxies last year through 'Zamar" I was interested if I could capture it. Sadly i didn't capture enough data myself and ended processing it with a somewhat grainy mess but not before being able to get the faint outer whisps of serverly tidally disturbed NGC 3187. As such I requested this target for my first "bought" data initially with a similar FOV to Zamar's from AFIL-3: 20" f/6.7 Dall-Kirkham - Namibia, Southern Africa but unfortunately the data was substandard . Thankfully I was offered a second go on ATEO-1: 16" f/3.7 Astrograph Reflector - New Mexico, US but this produced in their mind a substandard result as the full image run was not achievable due to bad weather and a the galaxy Cluster getting low in the New Mexico sky. . So I have yet another offer to image with an ATEO telescope as a result !! 👍✔Subs gained ` ~ 2 x blue ,3 x green , 2 x Red & 5 x luminous.

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Leo Quad Hickson 44, 



    
        

            Wes Smith