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M105, NGC 3389, & NGC 3384 - A different Leo Trio

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#1 srosenfraz

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 09:25 PM

While I find that elliptical and lenticular galaxies don't always make for the most exciting images, I couldn't resist capturing this FOV. The background spiral galaxy, NGC 3389 has some very nice details, and the field holds a nice collection of tiny background galaxies:


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High Resolution version and more image information available at http://www.astronome...php?c=113&p=492.

This image was made from a stack of 130 x 5 minute subs (just under 11 hours) taken through an orange tube Celestron C-8 equipped with a Celestron focal reducer at f/5.8 (1160mm) and a Gary Honis modified Canon 450D (Baader mod). Guiding was with an ONAG On-axis guider, Lodestar autoguider, and Phd Guiding.

Thanks for looking!

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 11:08 PM

Wow great processing and details. Well worth the 11 hours.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 12:10 AM

Something different here Scott and I like the pairing , some sharp details in the upper galaxy even at this scale.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 07:29 AM

An interesting trio Scott. Great processing and nice detail on that little guy.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 07:38 AM

Very nice! Great proccesing as always, but that little galaxy really draws you in.

#6 darbyvet

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 08:57 AM

Beautiful Scott- 11 hours!! I havent had 11 hours of clear skies total this year!!

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 10:27 AM

Nice shot!

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 10:51 AM

Very nice trio Scott

#9 MarPiw

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 01:51 AM

Scott amazing picture. Anyway all your shoots are great. Is nice to see your job.

#10 srosenfraz

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 05:09 PM

Thank you everyone for your very nice comments. @darby - I feel for you....






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