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NGC 3486 experiment, with a little puzzle

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#1 joelkuiper

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Posted 23 November 2017 - 04:27 AM

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(flickr, astrobin)

 

Non-cropped, different curves, less sharpening

 

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(flickr, astrobin)

 

Not sure which I like best, they both seem a bit "off" but I can't really put my finger on it.

The little thing to the right is interesting, but I couldn't find any reference to it. Small galaxy? Supernova remnant?

 

Thanks for watching! And clear skies laugh.gif


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Posted 23 November 2017 - 04:55 AM

I like the second one.

The little thing is a galaxy PGC 33184.


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#3 joelkuiper

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Posted 23 November 2017 - 06:31 AM

I like the second one.

The little thing is a galaxy PGC 33184.

Thanks, a cool little thing! Didn't show up in the catalogs I loaded!



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Posted 23 November 2017 - 01:11 PM

Oooo, pretty! I like the second one better as well, no doubt because the balance of the composition moves horizontally from left to right (my reading direction of choice) rather than vertically, though I'd probably crop a tad more off the bottom of the second one (but not cut out that little galaxy down there) to give it a better weighting.

 

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Posted 23 November 2017 - 02:07 PM

It is also known as VV515.  This is a catalog of multiple galaxies.  It considers the blob as being a merger of three different galaxies.  I covered it in my post of 3486.

 

NED is a good way of turning up these obscure galaxies as it lists multiple catalogs including the VV which is important to figure out this one.  Plate solve the image and use those coordinates to look it up.

 

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Posted 23 November 2017 - 02:29 PM

I'll play devils advocate....I like the first one! It's a different composition that what you normally see and i like that, i like the darker colours too. It also a magnificent image regardless of orientation! Great detail right now to the core without blowing any of the highlights out! Nice work!


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Posted 23 November 2017 - 02:59 PM

+1 to the first image. Nice job with the detail in the spiral arms and diffraction spikes add a nice touch to the image. Well done. 


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