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A Boring NGC 3596

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#1 Chris MN

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Posted 24 March 2019 - 06:50 AM

I live in Minnesota and winter has been brutal even by our standards (finally hit 50 degrees ABOVE zero.  Last time that happened was Halloween!).  Last time I had the observatory open was January 6th.  So Friday night, the skies were finally clear with no chance of clouds and the weather was not trying weed out the weak.  Naturally, the moon was just a few days past full but I didn't care-the observatory roof was going open.  I was also hoping I could remember even how all the equipment worked and if it survived the brutal cold.

 

Anyway, fired everything up and to my relief everything survived (coldest it got was -37 deg F).  Picked NGC 3596 and started the imaging run.  Nothing spectacular (the nearly full moon caused some light bleed in the image that I had to process out) but it sure was fun to get everything going again.  Operative word-fun.  My images are not going to win any awards but I do it for my own personal satisfaction.

 

NGC 3596-taken with a C11 at f/11.3 (3220mm) carried on a MI-250, ST-8XME, AO-8, 12 x 10 min subs.

 

 

Chris N

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#2 ByronC

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Posted 24 March 2019 - 07:26 AM

Looks good to me. The spiral structure shows really well, nice image.



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Posted 24 March 2019 - 08:26 AM

Nice. 



#4 elmiko

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Posted 24 March 2019 - 08:58 AM

Nice details for such a small target , Chris.

Keep up the good work and clear skies Mike



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Posted 24 March 2019 - 12:16 PM

Looks good to me Chris and maybe even more important, 

you got your observatory roof open again laugh.gif  Mert



#6 Chris MN

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Posted 25 March 2019 - 08:40 PM

Thanks for all the kind words!

 

Chris N

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