Monday, May 14, 2018

returned to NGC 4388 (Halifax)

I asked BGO to shot NGC 4388 again. I reframed the image by centring on GSC 00880-0689. First viewed on 3 Jan '18.

galaxy NGC 4388 in luminance

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

This is much better.

Also, some additional neighbouring galaxies are included given the different framing.


This image covers a larger field than the previous. I "found" more faint fuzzies in the new margins.

To the extreme north-west is the huge glow from Messier 84.

South of M84 is the tiny blotch of LEDA 169241.

To the extreme south of 4388 is soft nearly round galaxy LEDA 169263.

Far away to the south-east is the small, round, and very faint PGC 40672.

The lovely barred spiral galaxy NGC 4413 graces the photo east-south-east of 4438.

PGC 40707 is a bright round ball due north of 4413.

PGC 40641 is a medium-sized but diffuse oval with a tiny but bright core.

One other obvious galaxy is north-north-east of the centre piece but it is not noted in SkyTools. I identified it with Aladin and the NED catalogue: SDSS J122554.50+124349.2. Beside the star J122553.2+124320.


I have found some fast moving fuzzy blobs in these images...

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