Saturday, May 14, 2016

Whale plays hockey again...

It's already been three years when I pictured the same galaxies with Atik314 camera http://astrojolo.blogspot.com/2013/04/whale-plays-hockey.html. Now a little larger sensor, a little bit more exposure time, refractor instead of reflector, but the same backyard.
TS130/910 0.79x, Atik383, EQ6, LRGB 250 + 3x40 minutes
NGC4631 and NGC4656 galaxies
In the same frame also almost 12 billion light years away distant quasar has been recorded:

z=3.131 quasar next to Whale galaxy
Whole frame, luminance channel, annotated.
Clear skies!

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