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IC 356, a galaxy in the dust

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#1 Joe F Gafford

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Posted 18 October 2021 - 12:53 AM

Like the Fireworks Galaxy, IC 356 is behind the galactic dust. This fine structured one behind the North Polar Spur dust lane in Camelopardalis. The usual image has it as a deep red galaxy from the filtration of this dust. This one is more color corrected to show the bluer stars. Taken with the 18" F/4.5 Newtonian with an SBIG ST-2000 XM CCD camera. 20 min Lum + 10 minute each of RGB. This taken at the Okie-Tex 2021 10-04-2021 at 8:53 UT. 

 

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Posted 18 October 2021 - 11:50 AM

Amazing. Did you build the newtonian?



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Posted 18 October 2021 - 03:54 PM

Amazing. Did you build the newtonian?

This is a 1984 vintage JMI split ring equatorial bought used and I modified it over the years to better to drive with the cameras. 

 

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Posted 18 October 2021 - 04:01 PM

Nice image of a galaxy that I don't think I've ever seen before!   



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Posted 19 October 2021 - 11:46 PM

Joe - that pic of your JMI looks like one of the Martian rovers. Just sayin. 
 

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Posted 20 October 2021 - 03:43 AM

This is a 1984 vintage JMI split ring equatorial bought used and I modified it over the years to better to drive with the cameras. 

 

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Thats awesome, so split ring equatorial, is that a different mount than your typical german eq?



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Posted 20 October 2021 - 12:42 PM

Thats awesome, so split ring equatorial, is that a different mount than your typical german eq?

This is a horseshoe type mount like the Hale 200" at Palomar. It is called a split ring riding on 2 roller bearings. 

 

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