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NGC 278, Luminance only

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#1 Gregory

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Posted 17 October 2020 - 07:50 PM

Without a doubt, one of the morphologically strangest galaxies

I've captured.  We see it near the Cassiopeia Milky Way, but

it's still a member of the Virgo supercluster, at about 12 Mpc

distant. It's really just packed full of star forming regions, tightly

bound.

 

ngc278_10bg_3sig-2-5base_sh6.1_mure.jpg

 

This is only one hour's worth of luminance at f/5, 1570mm focal

length.  Camera is an ASI1600, gain 100, 5-minute subframes,

presented here at about .625 arcsec/pixel, and cropped to be

a reasonable fit for this post.  Processed mostly using APP.

 

Gregory

 


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#2 *skyguy*

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Posted 17 October 2020 - 08:16 PM

That's a very interesting galaxy. I really like the luminance only shot. Thanks for posting ... I'm putting this galaxy on my "To Do" list.



#3 Peter Morrison

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Posted 18 October 2020 - 10:53 PM

Very nice Greg.  You have a knack for picking interesting subjects!

 

Peter




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