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Posted 26 March 2020 - 12:08 AM

Short focal lengths make impressive galaxy photos rare. I captured this image with a 90mm APO at 630mm focal length. 
While processing I started noticing all the faint fuzzies around it. I would have never seen them had I captured at a  longer

focal length. North is to the right. At top right are three galaxies, ngc5485 , ngc5486 and ngc5484. Center right is ngc5473

and bottom right the edge on spiral ngc5422. Top center above m101 is ngc5477 and last but not least, at upper left is

that goofy irregular ngc5474. Don't get me wrong, I still wouldn't call this galaxy photo impressive but to me it was a nice

surprise ! Thank goodness for the one clear night so far in March !!

 

This was 40 x 180" light frames for two hours total. ASI294mc pro

25 each of darks, flats and dark flats.

-Ed

 

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