C38 Needle Galaxy

C38 Needle Galaxy by Mark Griffith, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK.

Mark Griffith

Swindon, Wiltshire. UK

Celestron c11 sct, skywatcher NEQ6 pro mount, Atik 383L+ camera, motorised filter wheel and Astronomik LRGB filter set.

Managed to Keep galaxy NGC4562 in view so added extra interest in this image. Combined captures from two nights.

Five good clear nights this week. Just what I needed to get to grips with LRGB imaging.

A bit windy at times but it didn’t effect the final image. The autoguiging just had to work a little bit harder.

18 LRGB 2×2 binning 5 minute light frames. 25 dark, bias and flats. Deep sky Stacker, StarTools & Paintshop Pro X5.