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Old 10-03-2018, 03:03 AM
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Grus Quartet

Too restless to sleep so... Found some data on my hard drive of the Grus Quartet that I forgot about from September last year. I probably wanted to add to it but got clouded out.

The Grus-Quartet consists of four large spiral galaxies which are relatively close to each other. Distance is estimated to be between 55 and 70 million light years.

GSO 10" F4 Newtonian, full spectrum modified Canon 1100D, 419 x 30 seconds unguided.

Bigger at Astrobin ---> https://astrob.in/336731/0/
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Old 10-03-2018, 10:50 AM
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An impressive image, thanks Kevin.
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Old 10-03-2018, 07:58 PM
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Wonderful supply of distant background galaxies there. Well done.
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Wonderful shot Kevin, bit of colour noise but what can you do against 30s subs
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Old 11-03-2018, 07:46 AM
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An impressive image, thanks Kevin.
Thanks Glen!

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Wonderful supply of distant background galaxies there. Well done.
Thanks M&T! Yes it's quite galaxy busy in the background.

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Wonderful shot Kevin, bit of colour noise but what can you do against 30s subs
Thanks Colin! It needs more 30 sec subs. About 700 - 800 more but the clouds didn't let me. It's been a terrible summer for astro here. The roof of the observatory will get stuck in the covered position. I might have to roll it off to free it up.
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Nice detail, Kevin. One of my favourite FOVs.
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Ah, yep, nothing like some good insomniacs processing therapy during the wee hours Kevin...nice

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Old 15-03-2018, 10:58 PM
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Thanks Rick and Mike!
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Nothing like data for a rainy day. Great view
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Old 16-03-2018, 04:36 PM
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Nothing like data for a rainy day. Great view
Thanks Dave. Especially since it always rains here in summer.
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Nice galaxy grouping!
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Old 16-03-2018, 05:23 PM
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WOW kevin well done a top image and there are so many other galaxies in there as well as the main 4
cheers Pete
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Old 16-03-2018, 07:52 PM
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Thanks Tim and Pete. Just looking at this on my tablet and it looks yuk. Needs a repo with more data.
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Been meaning to try this one for YEARS. You've inspired me to try - hopefully tonight.

Well done.
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Old 18-03-2018, 12:03 PM
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Thanks Lewis. All the best with it.
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