NGC4214 Dwarf barred irregular galaxy

NGC4214 Dwarf barred irregular galaxy

Curdridge Observatory, Southampton,UK
Object name: NGC4214 Dwarf barred irregular galaxy
Apparent RA: 12 15 38.8  Apparent Dec:+36 19 39
Constellation: Canes Venatici
24 Mar 2012
I love this object

The irregular dwarf NGC4214 was made famous by the classic Hubble telescope shot which highlighed the amazing star forming regions.

While this image struggles to catch more than a hint of these regions it still make a great shot - with a very large amount of tiny background galaxies visible, least of all the visible smudge of PGC 86372 in the lower right.

Who knows that traumatic history this object has had!

View full sized image of NGC4214 Dwarf barred irregular galaxy

cCaptured in maxim and processed in Photoshop. 5.4 hours integration time.

This image was autoguided using my homemade off axis guider with Lodestar.

Imaged with my homemade telescope mount

Exposure Details :

108x180s on 200 @ F5 f.l. 1000 with Artemis 285 camera


Skywatcher 200 Newt (upgraded with OO Hilux secondary)
Baader Focuser
Homemade focus motor
Homemade filterwheel / OAG combo with Lodestar guide camera
Artemis 285 CCD camera
Homemade Telescope mount

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