C32 Whale Galaxy

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Mark Griffith

Swindon, Wiltshire. UK

Celestron C11 Sct, Skywatcher NEQ6 pro mount,Atik 383L+ camera, motorised filter wheel and Astronomik filters.

Edge on barred spiral galaxy in the constellation canes venatici.

Nice dust lane and star clump detail. Also captured the Small companion galaxy NGC 4627.

Seeing not the best tonight but still produced a pleasing image.

LRGB image with 6 hours and 50 minutes of data. 37 x Lum 14 x Red 16 x Green 15 x Blue 5 minute exposures.

2014-03-04T00:00:00

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