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Contains:  NGC 488

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    NGC 488 Spiral in Pisces, 





    
        

            Ian Gorin
    NGC 488 Spiral in Pisces

    Technical card

    Resolution: 2557x1833

    Dates:Sept. 22, 2017Nov. 3, 2019

    Frames:
    Astronomik L 1.25" Type IIc: 14x600" -10C bin 1x1
    Astronomik RGB 1.25" Type IIc: 45x300" -25C bin 2x2

    Integration: 6.1 hours

    Flats: ~50

    Avg. Moon age: 4.39 days

    Avg. Moon phase: 23.31%

    Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 3.00

    Temperature: 15.00

    Astrometry.net job: 3037664

    RA center: 20.448 degrees

    DEC center: 5.256 degrees

    Pixel scale: 0.242 arcsec/pixel

    Orientation: 65.297 degrees

    Field radius: 0.106 degrees

    Locations: Upstate Stars, Liberty, New York, United States

    Data source: Backyard

    Description

    NGC 488 is a classic Spiral Galaxy. Quite a dramatic color difference between yellow core and blue spiral arms. Blue regions characterize active, star-forming areas. Distance is estimated at 90 Million LY. It was discovered by William Herschel on 13 December 1784.

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    laperuz
    Ian Gorin
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    NGC 488 Spiral in Pisces, 





    
        

            Ian Gorin