Monday, April 02, 2018

imaged NGC 4526 (Halifax)

Whoa. Two nights in a row. The Burke-Gaffney Observatory robot imaged NGC 4526 for me. A canted galaxy in Virgo. It is one of the RASC Finest NGCs. The dark lanes near the core are just barely visible, an arc along the north.

RASC Finest NGC 4526 galaxy in luminance

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

Ghostly MCG 1-32-97 is visible to the north-west on the top edge of the image, a long vertical smudge.

Tiny round LEDA 1332022 is just visible to the north-east.

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Wikipedia link: NGC 4526.

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