Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Sculptor (Scl)  ·  Contains:  IC 1537  ·  NGC 55
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            Todd
Bring your jukebox money (Whale Galaxy, NGC 55)
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Bring your jukebox money (Whale Galaxy, NGC 55)

Acquisition type: Electronically-Assisted Astronomy (EAA, e.g. based on a live video feed)
Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
Bring your jukebox money (Whale Galaxy, NGC 55), 



    
        

            Todd
Bring your jukebox money (Whale Galaxy, NGC 55)
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Bring your jukebox money (Whale Galaxy, NGC 55)

Acquisition type: Electronically-Assisted Astronomy (EAA, e.g. based on a live video feed)

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher 200/1000 Newton 8" PDS  ·  Skywatcher 100ED F9 APO Skywwtcher ED100

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600MM Pro  ·  Nikon D850

Mounts: SkyWatcher EQ6R Pro  ·  Celestron CG5 Mount

Guiding telescopes or lenses: ZWO 30F4 Guidescope  ·  SVBONY 60mm Guide Scope

Guiding cameras: QHYCCD QHY5L-II-M  ·  QHYCCD 5L-II-C

Focal reducers: Skywatcher 0.85x Focal Reducer 100ED

Software: Pixinsight 1.8  ·  GIMP

Filters: ZWO Ha 36mm  ·  ZWO L 36mm



Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3933285

RA center: 0h 15' 0"

DEC center: -39° 13' 26"

Pixel scale: 0.776 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 165.668 degrees

Field radius: 0.481 degrees


Resolution: 3152x3152

Data source: Backyard

Description

Here is my second take on NGC 55 Whale Galaxy ... I've had the B52s stuck in my head for at least a couple of weeks now ("hop in my Chrysler, its as big as a whale"...)

This is a blend of images taken with three cameras through two telescopes, because I started it with a DSLR, then continued it with a cooled OSC, and then added some Ha and Luminance using a mono camera with filters.

Still not sure I'm happy with it, but I can't stare at it any more so here it is 🤣

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Bring your jukebox money (Whale Galaxy, NGC 55), 



    
        

            Todd