Friday, February 03, 2017

imaged NGC 3003 (Halifax)

BGO imaged NGC 3003 for me. A small, very faint edge-on galaxy in Leo Minor. One of the RASC Finest NGCs.

RASC Finest galaxy NGC 3003 in luminance

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

I found it challenging coaxing out more detail. Perhaps I should reshoot...


There are lots of little fuzzies in this image. SkyTools 3 Pro only identifies a couple...

To the north, LEDA 2033338.

To the north-west, LEDA 2034047 and LEDA 2033968.

To the south-east, LEDA 2029405.

To the east, LEDA 2032276.


Tried again on 4 March but the results were worse.

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