C32 Whale Galaxy

C32 Whale Galaxy by Mark Griffith, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK.

Mark Griffith

Swindon, Wiltshire. UK

Teleskop service 12″ Richey-Chretien telescope, Skywatcher EQ8 mount,Atik 383L+ camera, Astronomik LRGB filters,
Hutech IDAS light pollution filter, Astro physics 0.67 reducer.

Edge on barred spiral galaxy in the constellation canes venatici.

Also captured the small companion galaxy NGC 4627.

Used a photoshop layer mask so the final image retained the fine dusk lane detail at the galaxy centre.

Cropped this image to highlight the detail.

Data collected on two nights. 22nd & 23rd April.

LRGB image with 6 hours and 25 minutes of data. 40 x Lum 12 x Red 12 x Green 13 x Blue 7.5 minute exposures.