Saturday, April 30, 2016

captured NGC 4605 (Halifax)

The BGO robot imaged NGC 4605 for me. A mottled, misshapen galaxy in Ursa Major. One of the RASC Finest NGCs.

RASC Finest galaxy NGC 4605 in luminance

Luminance only, 60 seconds subexposures, 10 stacked shots. FITS Liberator, Paint.NET. North is up; left is east.

There's a satellite trail through the image. Boo.

Near the top-left corner, there's a bright but small oval. That's MCG 10-18-76 aka PGC 42561.

I see two small faint fuzzies near the top-centre of the image, flanking the star J124010.2+614626, but they are not identified by SkyTools or Aladin/SIMBAD.


NGC 4605 was in my View Again list. Done. When I had first viewed in early July 2013, I had not thought it a great view.


Reshot on May 9. Without the streak.


Wikipedia link: NGC 4605.

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