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IC 417 (and NGC 1931) Pictures

The Whale and Hockey Stick Galaxies


All astronomy images:  Canon EOS 20Da (unmodified), Takahashi TOA 130 (a 5" APO refractor) with the TAK flattener, guided with  SBIG STV, Astro-Physics AP 900GTO mount  My current image processing workflow is here.

NGC 2997

I decided to give NGC2997 a try as it was a southern target of opportunity between 1:25 and 2:40 a.m., rising to only about 30 degrees above the southern hoizon.  This image is 16x4 = 64 minutes total exposure.  Here's a 1996 APOD version.  This looks a lot better with 5 hours exposure on a 14" scope and a CCD. 

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