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Single armed spiral NGC4725, and ARP 159

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Not something you see posted a lot, and to be honest using the 10" scope has really opened a lot of targets that I find totally fascinating.  Lack of darkness and the moon (totally clear tonight but a massive moon) meant only 6 x 2.5 minutes with the luminance filter.  And I was surprised to see a tidal tail of ARP 159 in the stacked data.

 

I would really like to get this done with more subs and RGB.  Plus I need to sort out my flats, but my currently flat panel doesnt cover the larger aperture.

 

I just thought I'd share it anyway, hope that is ok.

 

Adam

 

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NGC4725-ARP159-uncropped.jpg

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Heh. Yeah, I think that's OK with us. Going to be a beaut! Is there enough H-alpha to make that worthwhile to collect that while the moon is glowering at us?

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Very nice! I prefer those "unknown" galaxies as well. I gave up imaging until it starts to darken again - I'm amazed how much you catch with such a short exposure. Definitely worth the effort.

/Thommy

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One of my favourite galaxies and you have it tight focus with good guiding. It just needs more. Don't they all!

Olly

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31 minutes ago, jjosefsen said:

What scope did  you get Adam? :)

Hi Johannes

I’m using a SW 250px that I purchased in 2010.  Excuse the mess of cables. Just a temporary setup.

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Well done, like it's been said a nice object that deserves more exposure? don't worry about the cables mine is worse and hopefully I won't trip over them tonite? good that the EQ6 can handle the 10" newt. thanks.

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With only 6X2.5 mins, I don't think you can ask for much more. With my equipment I'd be thrilled to get a picture like yours, even with many more subs.

Thanks for sharing. 

And yeah, it's "OK" to post. With a picture like that, I'm pretty sure it's a law that you have to 😁

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