RobertI Posted February 3, 2016 Share Posted February 3, 2016 (edited) Had a decent session last night, seeing was not particularly good and I discovered at the end of the session that my drawtube had been drooping (no jokes please:)) because I loosened the wrong bolt on the focusser, hence some slight coma has appeared. The captures are also a bit noisier than usual, which I attribute to using the same darks for the whole three hour session (perhaps someone can confirm this is the likely reason?). Anyway first up is NGC3718 & 3729 in Ursa Major plus a nice little group of 4 galaxies to the top right. I am not too familiar with the ARP and Hickson catalogues but I believe NGC3718 is also listed as peculiar galaxy ARP214 and I believe the small group is Hickson 56. All galaxies wondefully framed and a lovely sight: Next up is NGC2841 which has a nice spiral structure which I didn't manage to bring out very well, but there is a nice cluster of galaxies to the bottom right and a number faint galaxies to the top left. NGC2336 in Camelopardalis has a delicate spider like structure. PGC213387 lies just to the right at mag 17.5. I feel I could have got much more detail of the beautiful spiral with better seeing - one to try again on a better night. Finally M51 which was incredibly bright, the faint 'nebulosity' which appears to surround its satellite NGC5195 can be seen. Hope you enjoyed. Edited February 3, 2016 by RobertI 9 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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