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Contains:  NGC 1073
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NGC 1073 and 3 Quasars, 


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NGC 1073 and 3 Quasars
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NGC 1073 and 3 Quasars

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Dates:Dec. 29, 2019Jan. 1, 2020

180x60" (gain: 200.00) 5C bin 1x1
12x300" -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 4.0 hours

Darks: ~20

Flats: ~30

Avg. Moon age: 4.52 days

Avg. Moon phase: 22.61%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00

Basic astrometry details job: 3158967

RA center: 2h 43' 38"

DEC center: +1° 22' 1"

Pixel scale: 1.036 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 359.845 degrees

Field radius: 0.327 degrees

Resolution: 1816x1366

Locations: Western Hungary, Páli, Hungary

Data source: Backyard


NGC 1073 is a barred spiral galaxy in the constellation Cetus, about 55 million light years from Earth.
There are also three quasars in the image. They look like they are part of the galaxy, but they are in fact distant objects behind the galaxy, observable because of their incredible brightness.



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NGC 1073 and 3 Quasars, 


            sky-watcher (johny)