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Old 17-04-2021, 11:59 AM
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A gaggle of Galaxies from Wiruna

I recently spent 3 nights at Wiruna under dark skies. Amongst other things I shot 3 galaxies.

Markarians Chain (minus one galaxy, oops)

10 by 300 sec, Darks, Flats, Bias
ASI 2600 MC, No filters
Esprit 120 @F7

Bortle 2 sky

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M83, Southern Pinwheel (plus crop)

26 by 300 sec, Darks, Flats, Bias
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Esprit 120 @F7

Bortle 2 sky

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NGC5128, Centaurus A (plus crop)

24 by 300 sec, Darks, Flats, Bias
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Esprit 120 @F7

Bortle 2 sky

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Old 17-04-2021, 02:57 PM
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Really nice set of pics. A very productive outing.
Would you know the NGC number of the irregular spiral galaxy in the center your markarian field?
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Old 17-04-2021, 03:16 PM
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Really nice set of pics. A very productive outing.
Would you know the NGC number of the irregular spiral galaxy in the center your markarian field?
Thanks Marc,

I think it's M84, also known as NGC 4374.
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Old 17-04-2021, 05:13 PM
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What a great collection of galaxies. Very clean detailed images. I am particularly impressed by the chain.
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Old 18-04-2021, 11:23 AM
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Wiruna sounds like a great place to visit.

Might join ASNSW and go there one day.

Nice work Paul
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Old 18-04-2021, 11:38 AM
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Thanks Marc,

I think it's M84, also known as NGC 4374.
cool - thanks.
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Old 19-04-2021, 05:26 PM
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Very very nice Zuts. A great collection of astronomical wonders ! Well done. Also particularly Markarians Chain. Very impressive. Got to love a dark sky !
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Old 20-04-2021, 07:32 PM
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They're some incredible pics! Would of been some beautiful nights.
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Old 21-04-2021, 12:04 AM
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What a great collection of galaxies. Very clean ' images. I am particularly impressed by the chain.
Thanks Ray, I think I need to go a lot deeper and try and get some good colour in the spiral. Basically it's a new scope and I wanted to shoot as many things as possible under dark skies, so didn't spend much time on each image.

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Wiruna sounds like a great place to visit.

Might join ASNSW and go there one day.

Nice work Paul
Thanks Peter. I can recommend Wiruna, just take a freezer suit in autumn/winter/spring. I just joined, you can camp at $7 per night and there is a kitchen and plenty of space to securely setup your scope. People are friendly as well

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Very very nice Zuts. A great collection of astronomical wonders ! Well done. Also particularly Markarians Chain. Very impressive. Got to love a dark sky !
Thanks Ryan,

I have a OSC camera and can shoot in central Sydney with my ZWO duoband but much prefer the native colour under dark skies.

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They're some incredible pics! Would of been some beautiful nights.
Thanks Daniel,

Two out of 3 nights were good, the last night was excellent, dark sky, no moon, no wind, bortle 2.
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Old 22-04-2021, 09:24 PM
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Thanks Marc,

I think it's M84, also known as NGC 4374.
Oops NGC4438, sorry Marc
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