The above view shows the dim, antenna trails, along with some of the noise and processing artifacts due to extreme image stretching. Below is a full frame crop, processed to show the tails.
The above version is processed to best show the tails. I had great guiding on this one but my focus wasn't totally dead on. It's always something! These galaxies lie between Corvus and Crater, and were around 30 degrees above the southern horizon when I shot them. Having good access to the southern objects is a nice feature of the Houston, TX area... You can see some exaggerated star halos due to my imperfect focus and the processing to bring out the tails. NGC4027 is the galaxy on the lower right.
Exposure details: 10 x 4 = 40 total minute exposures on 3/25/2006 at the HAS site near Columbus TX USA. More exposure would be better! Takahashi TOA 130 (a 5" APO refractor) and Canon EOS D20a. My current image processing workflow is here.
The other HAS Pix from 3/25/2006 are here.
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