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NGC 4535, the "lost galaxy"

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In this image we can see the galaxy NGC 4535, in the constellation of Virgo (The Virgin), with a beautiful backdrop formed by numerous weak distant galaxies. Its almost circular appearance tells us that we almost observed it face-to-face. In the center of the galaxy there is a well-defined bar-shaped structure, with dust paths that curve before the arms of the spiral break to the end of the bar. The bluish color of the arms of the spiral indicates the presence of a large number of hot young stars. In the center, however, colder and older stars give the bulb of the galaxy a yellowish appearance.

NGC 4535 has a ghostly and diffuse appearance, which inspired the well-known amateur astronomer, Leland S. Copeland, to call it "The Lost Galaxy" in the 1950s.

TSO RC 8" + Risingcam IMX294+ Risingsky software

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NGC 4535 GX VIRGO 10X25 RC8+IMX294.jpg

Edited by elpajare
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Very nice rendition of an intersting galaxy. What is 'DFC' by the way?

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Thanks for the comment
Risingcam cameras use their own software that allows you to take and apply the so-called Dark Frames or Dark fields.
DFC stands for Dark field Correction.

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