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NGC 4169: The Box

A collection of galaxies grouped together as "The Box"
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After being inspired by a photo on Reddit, I decided to take a crack at “The Box”… four galaxies including elliptical and edge on galaxies. The target, however, turned out to be very small… so detail is limited.

Capture details

  • Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron EdgeHD 9.25 
  • Imaging cameras: QHY268C
  • Mounts: Celestron CGX 
  • Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion 50mm Guidescope
  • Guiding cameras: Orion Starshoot Autoguider 
  • Focal reducers: Celestron .7x Focal Reducer
  • Software: NINA – Nighttime Imaging ‘N’ Astronomy
  • Accessory: Celestron Focus Motor   ·  QHY Polemaster

  • Dates:May 16, 2021
  • Frames: 17×240″ 
  • Integration: 1h 8′
  • Avg. Moon age: 4.24 days
  • Avg. Moon phase: 19.02%

Basic astrometry details

  • Astrometry.net job: 4505478
  • RA center: 12h 12′ 25″
  • DEC center: +29° 10′ 44″
  • Pixel scale: 0.643 arcsec/pixel
  • Orientation: 302.099 degrees

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