NGC404 & Beta Andromeda

Galaxy in Andromeda

Uploaded 12/19/04

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 The close quarters of these two objects makes photography of the pair difficult at best. 2.1 magnitude Beta Andromeda is severely overexposed and creates long diffraction spikes, nearly hitting the galaxy with one of them. The galaxy itself is an 11.2 magnitude Sa spiral, too distant to show any detail here with is tight spiral structure. Curiously, Megastar does not plot any other galaxies in this field down to 17th magnitude. This galaxy is truly a loner. The non blooming CMOS sensor does a great job here, a welcome situation compared to the hours of bloom repair required for my ST8i camera.
Instrument: 12.5" f/5 Home made Newtonian Platform: Astrophysics 1200 QMD Camera: Canon 10D Exposure: 4 x 5m Filters: None Location: Payson, Arizona Elevation: 5150 ft. Sky: Seeing 7/10, Transparency 8/10 Outside Temperature: 5 C Processing Tools: Photoshop CS, PixInsight HOME GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS


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