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I haven't come across this rather small and distant galaxy (NGC3294), so I thought I would give it a go !

At a distance of about 98 million light years, NGC3294 is located in the constellation Leo Minor. From Earth it occupies c2 x 1 arc minutes of sky, so its apparent size is quite small.  It's a spiral galaxy with a slight bar at its center.

I also captured a few other background galaxies, which I've annotated below.  I picked out one of the background galaxies NGC3304 (top left) for a separate crop since it looked a rather interesting bonus capture. I could only find one estimate its distance (c300 million light years), so it was pleasing to have captured a little detail.

The LRGB image below represent 16 hours integration time and was taken with my Esprit 150.

Alan

LIGHTS: L:39, R:19, G:18, B:20 x 600s, DARKS:30, BIAS:100, FLATS:40 all at -20C. 

Wide field

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Wide field (annotated)

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NGC3294 (crop)

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NGC3304 (crop)

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Very nice. There is a gradient in the background that looks a little like ifn.

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17 hours ago, HunterHarling said:

Very nice. There is a gradient in the background that look a little like ifn.

Thanks for the comment. :happy11:

I think you are correct, I noticed this when processing the image. Unfortunately, I could only find a very small number of images of this object so it wasn't possible to confirm or deny the existence of ifn (zero on SGL and two on Astrobin). 

Alan

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Really great image. I like more the wide field where the eye can run around the area and appreciate the densy population of object.

The crop then, show details rarely seen on a so small 9bject, with delicate color and pleasant feeling.

May I ask what camera did you adopt for the image and from where(quality of the sky)? I always ask this for my better learn .

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4 hours ago, GiorgioF said:

Really great image. I like more the wide field where the eye can run around the area and appreciate the densy population of object.

The crop then, show details rarely seen on a so small 9bject, with delicate color and pleasant feeling.

May I ask what camera did you adopt for the image and from where(quality of the sky)? I always ask this for my better learn .

Many thanks for your comment :hello:

The image was taken with my SX Trius 814 camera which gives me an imaging scale of 0.7 arc seconds per pixel. The quality of the sky where I image from (East Sussex) is good compared to the UK average. There is no street lighting and light pollution is very low.  So, whilst not quite a dark site, it is pretty close.  I'm also located reasonably high up which helps improve seeing and hence image resolution, the down side is that it can get quite windy !

Alan 

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      I haven't come across this rather small and distant galaxy (NGC3294), so I thought I would give it a go !
      At a distance of about 98 million light years, NGC3294 is located in the constellation Leo Minor. From Earth it occupies c2 x 1 arc minutes of sky, so its apparent size is quite small.  It's a spiral galaxy with a slight bar at its center..
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