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Old 21-04-2017, 10:21 AM
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Ngc 5102

Here's another one in the not often imaged category, the galaxy NGC 5102. I suspect people are put off by the close proximity to magnitude 2.7 Iota Centauri. I took an image of this some years back and it appeared relatively featureless but this time I was able to bring out subtle dust lanes. I'm told that deep Ha and OIII exposures of this thing are rewarding but I haven't had a chance to get that data yet.

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Old 21-04-2017, 02:51 PM
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A nice clean looking image there Steve. I think I can see the dust lanes on my screen here at work but I'll have to chek'em out on my superior screen at home to confirm.

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Nice work, Steve. Some very subtle details.
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Old 21-04-2017, 05:37 PM
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Nice work, Steve. Some very subtle details.
Thanks Rick. Subtle is definitely the appropriate term.

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A nice clean looking image there Steve. I think I can see the dust lanes on my screen here at work but I'll have to chek'em out on my superior screen at home to confirm.

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Thanks Mike. They certainly aren't that easy to see.
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Old 21-04-2017, 05:48 PM
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A good image there Steve. There's a hint of some dust near the core.

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Old 21-04-2017, 05:56 PM
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A good image there Steve. There's a hint of some dust near the core.

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Thanks Greg. I found a Hubble image that shows it quite well.
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Old 21-04-2017, 06:00 PM
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What we like is the very visible detail in some of the tiny, distant background galaxies. Razor sharp. Beautiful work.
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Old 21-04-2017, 06:32 PM
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Hi I Steve,

Good work!!

Good to document this one.....even if it isn't a more spectacular galaxy.

Well done!
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Old 21-04-2017, 07:12 PM
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Hi I Steve,

Good work!!

Good to document this one.....even if it isn't a more spectacular galaxy.

Well done!
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Thanks Tim. I imaged a few years back too but this image is definitely better

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What we like is the very visible detail in some of the tiny, distant background galaxies. Razor sharp. Beautiful work.
Thanks M&T. I still like the subtle detail in the main galaxy too. My last image of it just showed a featureless blob.
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Old 21-04-2017, 07:59 PM
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I suspect you're right about people being put off by Iota Centauri, Steve. Good work though, as M&T says, very sharp and lots of nice background galaxies!
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that is a wonderful image Steve. It is a very beautiful galaxy and your handling of it and the background are spot on. The star is not distracting at all - adds a lot of interest.
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that is a wonderful image Steve. It is a very beautiful galaxy and your handling of it and the background are spot on. The star is not distracting at all - adds a lot of interest.
Thanks Ray. It came out much better than I expected. My last picture of it from several years back was very forgettable.

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I suspect you're right about people being put off by Iota Centauri, Steve. Good work though, as M&T says, very sharp and lots of nice background galaxies!
Thanks Lee. It's certainly an interesting field.
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That's very good Steve. I think the bright near by star adds to the image s well.
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That's very good Steve. I think the bright near by star adds to the image s well.
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