NGC3628: The Hamburger Galaxy

Capture Details Frames: 25×120″Integration: 0.8 hoursAvg. Moon age: 1.26 daysAvg. Moon phase: 1.79% Astrometry.net job: 3454297RA center: 11h 20′ 3″DEC center: +13° 33′ 57″Pixel scale: 0.718 arcsec/pixelOrientation: 23.991 degreesField radius: 0.492 degrees Full capture details on Astrobin Other Photos of Galaxies in the Constellation Leo Learn more about NGC 3628 Hamburger Galaxy on Wikipedia

Messier 105 & Friends

This was one of the most frustrating targets I’ve completed. I first tried capturing Messier 105 (NGC 3379 for you “New General Catalog” fans) on Wednesday night, but unfortunately forgot to set the gain on my photos. The result was an underexposed mess that wasn’t salvagable in photoshop. That was only part of the mess […]