Thursday, 30 October 2008

A distant galaxy cluster

This is the faintest thing I've tried to take a pic of so far. It's 4 exposures combined from 15 seconds to 1 minute on the f/4.8 20" scope, at ISO 1600 (fastest film setting) on my Canon Camera. It looked good considering it's a collection of 14th magnitude galaxies. It is in Pegasus, near NGC 7331 and is called Stefan's Quintet. I've even picked up one galaxy on the image that's not in the PGC/UG catalogue on the far lower left! Impressive for such a short exposure, but not good for traces of trails left from my de-trailing

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