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Old 04-10-2019, 10:18 PM
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NGC 45 in Cetus

Well after having plenty of fun with the FSQ-16803 wide field rig of late, it was time to switch over and zoom in with the AG12-694 combo...after exactly a year since the last one, I decided to hit a galaxy again, yaaay!

This is NGC 45, a loose structured spiral galaxy 30 million light years away in Cetus, not imaged very often, very few examples can be found surprisingly but being so close to that bright star makes for a cool pairing and I was happy with how this came together in the end after two nights on its case.

Nice to be back in the higher resolution saddle again

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NGC 45 in Cetus (click on image and scroll around with your cursor)

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Old 04-10-2019, 10:24 PM
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Looks like its eating galaxies
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Old 04-10-2019, 10:27 PM
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Looks like its eating galaxies
..aaah wha?
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The little monster within it
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Old 04-10-2019, 10:30 PM
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Ok...bit too cryptic for the dumb ex-strongman Dave..
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Ok...bit too cryptic for the dumb ex-strongman Dave..
Sorry, was the first thing I thought of when I saw them. As borat would say, very nice
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Old 04-10-2019, 10:45 PM
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Sorry, was the first thing I thought of when I saw them. As borat would say, very nice
So, do you mean that you think the bright star looks like it is eating the galaxy?...
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Old 05-10-2019, 05:44 AM
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So, do you mean that you think the bright star looks like it is eating the galaxy?...
Well like if a jellyfish ate a cigar, sorry weird analogy.
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A splendid image Mike - I missed your higher magnification Galaxy images
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Old 05-10-2019, 06:09 AM
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A most remarkable image Mike. Clean and sharp, a serious starburst galaxy in fine detail, two others seen directly through it, dozens more in the background.
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Old 05-10-2019, 06:26 AM
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Nice one Mike,
you've actually got more detail in the core than Gendler's image:
http://www.robgendlerastropics.com/NGC45.html

Therefore you have stretched this image very well.
Your image has a more blue colour -
I wonder which is correct?
With your new filters - maybe it's you?



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Old 05-10-2019, 07:01 AM
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Great to see you doing some high res work again, Mike. Lovely field with some cool background galaxies too. Not sure I've seen this one before. Well done!
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Fascinating tour through Galaxy central there Mike - lots to see including a tiny one in front of the NGC 45's core at 10 O'Clock - super sharp too - well done!
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Nice galaxy shot Mike. The detail is very good for smallish apparent galaxy. A slightly odd looking galaxy though, no real core structure; the arms seem to just start from the centre. The foreground stars make for an interesting composition and there are plenty of background galaxies to hunt around for in the field too.
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A splendid image Mike - I missed your higher magnification Galaxy images
Thanks Suave, good to be back

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A most remarkable image Mike. Clean and sharp, a serious starburst galaxy in fine detail, two others seen directly through it, dozens more in the background.
Thanks Mike and Trish, good to be imaging small distant things again...REAL imaging

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Nice one Mike,
you've actually got more detail in the core than Gendler's image:
http://www.robgendlerastropics.com/NGC45.html

Therefore you have stretched this image very well.
Your image has a more blue colour -
I wonder which is correct?
With your new filters - maybe it's you?

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Cheers Big Al, more than happy how the AG12-H694 stacks up against the 14.5"RCOS-STL combo...it ain't just focal length As for the blue.?..I definitely think it is a bluish galaxy but...I do have a penchant for blue

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Great to see you doing some high res work again, Mike. Lovely field with some cool background galaxies too. Not sure I've seen this one before. Well done!
Thanks Lee, yes, after hitting a few cool wide fields for a while now, it is a little exciting thinking of the next few objects to hit at higher resolution...absence makes the heart grow fonder, as they say...

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Fascinating tour through Galaxy central there Mike - lots to see including a tiny one in front of the NGC 45's core at 10 O'Clock - super sharp too - well done!
Thanks Andy, yeah, seeing distant galaxies through closer galaxies, is pretty cool

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Nice galaxy shot Mike. The detail is very good for smallish apparent galaxy. A slightly odd looking galaxy though, no real core structure; the arms seem to just start from the centre. The foreground stars make for an interesting composition and there are plenty of background galaxies to hunt around for in the field too.
Thanks Paul, the main attraction to image this galaxy was probably the composition with the bright star, that's actually pretty rare.

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Old 05-10-2019, 05:08 PM
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Very well captured Mike, a plethora of smaller galaxies smattered throughout the field and very well resolved in the arms
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A most excellent image. I strive to do half as good.
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Very well captured Mike, a plethora of smaller galaxies smattered throughout the field and very well resolved in the arms
Yeah it came together ok Col, the distant spirals are cool huh? cheers

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A most excellent image. I strive to do half as good.
Thanks Kevin and hey, you do alright and you can be pretty prolific!

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Cheers Big Al, more than happy how the AG12-H694 stacks up against the 14.5"RCOS-STL combo...it ain't just focal length As for the blue.?..I definitely think it is a bluish galaxy but...I do have a penchant for blue

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Hi Big Mike,
let's let CHART32 decide on the colour?
http://chart32.de/component/k2/galaxies/ngc45

they have it as a blue coloured galaxy.


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Old 06-10-2019, 12:33 PM
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Hi Big Mike,
let's let CHART32 decide on the colour?
http://chart32.de/component/k2/galaxies/ngc45

they have it as a blue coloured galaxy.


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Hadn't seen that one actually, cool ...their results are simply the best around huh? Yes, clearly plenty of blue star clusters throughout the arms there too, so when viewed at lower resolution, like in my image , that would definitely translate to fairly blue arms ...dang! we gotta get our gear up at 2200m with sub arc sec seeing year round....if I ever go remote hosting, it will have to be somewhere in Chile!

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