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NGC 4244 Galaxy

NGC 4244, also Caldwell 26, is an edge-on loose Spiral galaxy and Caldwell object in the constellation Canes Venatici. It is part of the M94 Group (the Canes Venatici I Group), a galaxy group relatively close to the Local Group containing the Milky Way. It shines at magnitude +10.2/+10.6. Its celestial cooridinates are RA 12h 17.5m, dec +37° 49′. It is located near a naked-eye G-class star Beta Canum Venaticorum, barred spiral galaxy NGC 4151, and irregular galaxy NGC 4214.

Location / Exposure Date

Mauna Keratea Obs, March 2013

Telescope

Toscano 10" Truss RC f/9 Astrograph

Mount

Celestron CGE Pro EQ Mount

Camera

QHY9 KAF 8300 mono CCD, Temp -25 C

Guiding

60/230mm Lunatico's Guidescope , QHY5, PHD Guide

Filters / Exposures

L 12x600 sec bin 1x, RGB  9x300 bin 1x

Total Exposure Time

4,5 ~ hours

Software

Nebulosity 3, Deep Sky Stacker, Maxim DL, Pixinshight, Photoshop CS6.

 

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