NGC4145 Spiral Galaxy

NGC4145 Spiral Galaxy

Object name: NGC4145 Spiral Galaxy
Apparent RA: 12 10 01.7  Apparent Dec:+39 52 58
Constellation: Canes Venatici
26 Mar 2012

Another galaxy from the fine spell we had in March 2012.

NGC 4145 is a nicely formed by very small spiral parked right next to an extremely bright Mag 7 star, which makes for an attractive if challanging framing.

The smooth result comes from oodles of exposure. 4 hours on the 8 inch newtonian.

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cCaptured and image calibrated in Maxim, final processing in Photoshop

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

Imaged with my homemade telescope mount

Exposure Details :


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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