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NGC 1365, also known as the Great Barred Spiral Galaxy, is a barred spiral galaxy about 56 million light-years away in the constellation Fornax. In February 2013, observations using the NuSTAR satellite have found that the central supermassive black hole of NGC 1365, measured to be about 2 million solar masses in mass, is spinning at almost the speed of light.

Started this project on November 12, with weather and smoke delaying the finish. Was so hot last night I could only get down to -8C at times.

GSO 10" F4 Newtonian, with a deforked Meade LX90 ACF 8" F10 SCT for the core, ZWO ASI183mm Pro at mostly -10C, about 13.9 hours of LRGB.

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Old 03-12-2018, 09:53 AM
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Great shot Kevin
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Old 03-12-2018, 10:22 AM
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Thanks Chris! Not as deep as others, I think the 183 is a bit slow, but I'm fairly happy with the result. Best I've taken of it anyway.
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Old 03-12-2018, 10:49 AM
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It’s nicely detailed Lee! I imagine that the depth difference comes from image scale, the ASI183 has very small pixels! With the 8” F/10 you’re almost at planetary resolution for an 8”
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Old 03-12-2018, 01:45 PM
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Thanks Colin. Yes the 2.4um pixels are teensy. The FOV is so small in the 8" F10 I have trouble finding the object half the time! My alignment needs attention so I can find stuff easier.
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Outstanding Kevin

I find the 2.4um pixels of the 183’s little brother, the 178, similarly need a good bit of light...light starved? But the results seem worth it!
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Very nice Galaxy Kevin good detail and colour.
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Really nice Kev. Your imaging has really taken off since going CCD and guided
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Very nice image, Kevin. Gentle, convincing colour.

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Not bad.

So..what's a deforked Meade? Was it forked before you fixed it?
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A nice rendition of one of my favourite objects.
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Outstanding Kevin

I find the 2.4um pixels of the 183ís little brother, the 178, similarly need a good bit of light...light starved? But the results seem worth it!
Thanks Dunk. Not such a problem at F4 I suppose, but F10 with the SCT, I find myself binning to get around the noise.

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Very nice Galaxy Kevin good detail and colour.
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Really nice Kev. Your imaging has really taken off since going CCD and guided
Thanks Lewis! It's going to stop now until about May. The wet season is upon us. I may have to take up radio astronomy until then.

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Very nice image, Kevin. Gentle, convincing colour.
Thanks M&T! The balance of LRGB is still new to me. I'll probably forget how to do it before the sky clears again.

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Not bad.

So..what's a deforked Meade? Was it forked before you fixed it?
Thanks Peter. Not a patch on you splendid image, but it's okay. The Meade came already deforked so it lives on the HEQ5 Pro now.

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A nice rendition of one of my favourite objects.
Thanks Geoff! I was just thinking it would look better with the 8" SCT with the nice long 2000mm FL, but it would need 40+ hours to do it. That's about all I get all year lol.
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Very nice, Kevin! I agree with Lewis. Your imaging has taken a big leap forward with the CCD camera.
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Very nice, Kevin! I agree with Lewis. Your imaging has taken a big leap forward with the CCD camera.
Thanks Rick! At least I have no shutter to wear out with all those subs lol.

Not sure when I'll see the sky again with these cyclones about.
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That's outstanding Kevin..... I just picked up a colour ASI183, maybe I should add a mono version to the obs too....
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Thanks Lee. Be interesting to see more images from the 183mc. It's been so cloudy here that LRGB is out of the question. But then it is the "wet season".
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