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#1 Dan Crowson

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Posted 28 March 2020 - 05:56 PM

NGC 5248 (UGC 8616, PGC 48130, Caldwell 45 and others) is a spiral galaxy located approximately 44 million (https://iopscience.i...56/152/2/50/pdf) light-years away in Boötes.

MCG+02-35-014 (PGC 48114 and others) is the Seyfert 2 ring galaxy at the top center.

Luminance – 24x600s – 240 minutes – binned 1x1
RGB – 10x300s – 50 minutes each – binned 2x2

390 minutes total exposure – 6 hours 30 minutes

Imaged February 25th and 26th and March 19th, 23rd and 27th, 2020 from Dark Sky New Mexico at Rancho Hidalgo (Animas, New Mexico) with a SBIG STF-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT12RCT at f/8 2432mm.

LRGB - https://www.flickr.c...879496/sizes/l/

 

See the link above because the attached image has been down-sampled.

 

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#2 Scott Mitchell

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Posted 29 March 2020 - 02:53 PM

Amazing Dan!



#3 Craig H

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 09:37 PM

This is a great shot --  nice and crisp, impressive at that long focal length!

 

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#4 sunnyday

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 09:41 PM

what a beautiful photo, the black sky, the details and the colors.
bravo and thank you.



#5 schmeah

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Posted 31 March 2020 - 03:47 PM

Excellent shot. In every way. And that little ring galaxy is a great bonus.

 

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#6 astrovienna

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Posted 01 April 2020 - 12:39 PM

Never seen this one before.  It's very nice.  And I love the ring galaxy at top.

 

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