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Contains:  M 74, NGC 628
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M74 - Phantom Galaxy (NGC 628), 


M74 - Phantom Galaxy (NGC 628)
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M74 - Phantom Galaxy (NGC 628)

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Dates:Oct. 24, 2019

Frames: 343x50"

Integration: 4.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 25.37 days

Avg. Moon phase: 18.33%

Basic astrometry details job: 3105172

RA center: 1h 36' 37"

DEC center: +15° 46' 22"

Pixel scale: 0.304 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 117.888 degrees

Field radius: 0.493 degrees

Resolution: 10080x5907

Locations: Desert, Dubai, AlQudra, United Arab Emirates

Data source: Backyard


M74 - Phantom Galaxy (NGC 628), a very feint galaxy, yet one of the most beautiful ones.
You would think you have seen it, but then it's not there. Then, you see it again, only for it to disappear again to the observer.
It is truly a phantom galaxy, a ghost, a figment of the imagination, not real; illusory. Very hard to see, capture and to process.
I intended to capture it earlier when I started my astrophotography hobby and I finally did so. Took a long time to image it, but it was worth every second.



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M74 - Phantom Galaxy (NGC 628),