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NGC 4945 Great Edgewise Spiral in Centaurus

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#1 Dragon Man

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Posted 02 March 2024 - 09:13 AM

Funny the names they give objects.
This galaxy is called the 'Great Edgewise Spiral in Centaurus'.

 

If that wasn't a mouthful  lol.gif   . . . but the weird thing is that it isn't all that 'Great'. It is only a smallish Galaxy at 20' x 3.8'.

It's name conjures up some phenomenal Monster the size of Andromeda  grin.gif

 

But anyway, here it is.
NGC 4945

Canon 6d, 150mm f5 Newt, 51 x 60 seconds, 1600 iso, captured in BYEOS, stacked in Siril, prettied up in Photoshop.

 

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Here's a larger size image to expand: www.flickr.com/photos/105233146@N05/53562961281/in/dateposted-public/lightbox/


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Posted 02 March 2024 - 09:45 AM

Bewdy, mate!

 

Back when I shot it, it was called the "Tweezers Galaxy".

 

But that was so 2020…

 

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#3 Jon Isaacs

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Posted 02 March 2024 - 11:39 AM

That is a nice view of NGC4945.  I always wonder what it "really" looks like.. 

 

From my northern hemisphere observing site, it transits at less than 8 degrees but since it only about 4 degrees southwest of Omega Centauri, I give it try quite often during the spring,.  I see a faint, large galaxy with no real detail.. 

 

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Posted 02 March 2024 - 11:49 AM

That is a nice view of NGC4945.  I always wonder what it "really" looks like.. 

 

From my northern hemisphere observing site, it transits at less than 8 degrees but since it only about 4 degrees southwest of Omega Centauri, I give it try quite often during the spring,.  I see a faint, large galaxy with no real detail.. 

 

Jon

Thanks Jon,

You might have to go for a drive way down to the bottom of Baja to get it higher in the sky waytogo.gif



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Posted 02 March 2024 - 12:50 PM

Thanks Jon,

You might have to go for a drive way down to the bottom of Baja to get it higher in the sky waytogo.gif

 

That would help. My friend who lives near the tip of Baja just sold his place. The tropic of cancer runs through the middle of his little town.  :(

 

Jon


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