Monday, May 08, 2017

captured NGC 4026 (Halifax)

The rains had stopped. The Burke-Gaffney Observatory robot started imaging, first time in days. It acquired NGC 4026 for me. A edge-on galaxy in Ursa Major. It is one of the RASC Finest NGCs. Slight gradient. Not a sharp image unfortunately.

RASC Finest galaxy NGC 4026 in luminance

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

The core of the galaxy is bright. The disc of the galaxy is soft and diffuse. No apparent structure. Similar to the Spindle Galaxy (NGC 3115).

LEDA 2382547 is visible as a dim small oval to the south-west, just beyond the faint right-angle triangle of stars.

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