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petevasey

NGC488 - an unusual galaxy

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In Pisces, mag 10.4 and quite small at 5.4'x3.9' Very tightly wound spiral arms.  I'd seen an image by Adam Block, which as usual is excellent, and prompted me to have a go.  http://www.caelumobservatory.com/gallery/n488.shtml  But relatively low from NE England and proved difficult in mediocre seeing to tease out detail.  Anyway, QSI 683wsg on RC10 with SX AO unit.  Luminance 12 x 10 minutes, RGB each 4 x 10 minutes all binned 2x2.  Lots of distant background galaxies.

Cheers,

Peter

 

 

 

 

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What makes this image even more impressive is the amount of faint fuzzies in the background. Good work mate

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What an amazing-looking galaxy!

James

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