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28-09-2008, 11:52 AM
The Sky 6 lists this as a magnitude 14.8 galaxy. Given its rather low brightness, small size and un-seasonally warm weather in Sydney, (made it difficult to cool the camera to an optimum level), I found it to be quite a challenge.
Colour data will hopefully follow.....
28-09-2008, 12:04 PM
Fantastic detail for this tough little guy especially considering warm often = poor seeing as well. Thanks.
28-09-2008, 12:31 PM
Very nice detail Peter. Cannot wait to see the colour data added.
Makes me more than pleased with my rendition of this target with an 8" scope.
28-09-2008, 01:48 PM
Thanks guys. I suspect the really faint stuff is around mag 20.
Without a doubt, this sort of object cries out for even more aperture/FL and great seeing.
28-09-2008, 03:13 PM
Not bad Peter particularly from light polluted skies.
I don't recall you imaging anything off the beaten track.:)
I imaged this one a few years ago.
28-09-2008, 03:32 PM
Thanks Steve.... actually I do a lot of random stuff...but most of it isn't very photogenic and rarely worth making public....particularly minor planets!
Adding colour to this one might make it interesting, but not one I'd print.
28-09-2008, 08:39 PM
Fabulous image. Great tracking, sharp details on a very dim object.
Need more FL Peter.:lol:
Nice work. Will see what you deliver with the RGB data.
Great capture Peter, what an amazing galaxy.
I love seeing the more unusual objects, great work.
29-09-2008, 12:13 PM
What an odd looking galaxy. It looks like the underside of a mushroom floating in space :lol:
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