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NGC 3344 galaxy with SKW Quattro+ RT IMX224

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This small and distant galaxy was documented by the known astronomer Steve Gottlieb at the end of the last century. He used two telescopes, one of 8 "and another of 17.5" and his comments are the result of what he could see visually then. Today thanks to the help of modern cameras we can recreate what he saw, improved even, from the backyard of our house
 
Those are his comments:
 
17.5" (1/19/91): fairly bright, large, about 4'x3' extended ~E-W. Unusual appearance as two bright stars are involved on the east side. Sharp concentration with a faint outer halo and a well-defined much brighter core. A mag 10.5 star is on the east side 52" from the center and a mag 10 star is at the east edge of the halo 1.6' from the center. Also a mag 13.5 star is superimposed about 30" SSE of the core.
 
8" (3/28/81): faint, large, low surface brightess. Two mag 10 stars are at the east edge.
 
SKW Quattro+ RT IMX224
10x18"/ Gain max/ DFC/ no filters
 
There is some postproduction with Startools in these image and this was the basic work-flow:
 
Autodev/ Wipe/ Dev/ Flux(noise)/Color/Noise.

NGC 3344 GX LEO MINOR 15X18 SKW+IMX 224.jpg

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