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Title: NGC 5395 ("The Heron Galaxy")
Post by: klaus on April 14, 2019, 04:45:10 PM
Hi all,

In the last days the conditions for astrophotography were very good (SQM 19.2 , FWHM 2.8 by Infinity software, relative humidity 47%).
NGC 5395 and 5394, together known as Arp 84, are two interacting galaxies located just over 160 million light-years away from Earth in the small northern constellation of Canes Venatici. Together they are known as The Heron for their  photographic resemblance to that water bird.
I have stacked 53 frames of 15 sec. from Infinity software.

C & C are welcome.

Greetings, Klaus
Title: Re: NGC 5395 ("The Heron Galaxy")
Post by: CraigG on April 15, 2019, 11:23:17 AM
Very nice Klaus! What scope are you using?
-Craig
Title: Re: NGC 5395 ("The Heron Galaxy")
Post by: Sirius19 on April 15, 2019, 11:54:16 PM
Yes, very nice. A perfect crane.

 FWHM below 3 is awesome. Rarely see this in my city.
Title: Re: NGC 5395 ("The Heron Galaxy")
Post by: klaus on April 16, 2019, 07:53:51 PM

@ Craig &@ Sirius 19

Thanks for watching and the nice comment.

My scope is an old Meade 200 LX 8", working with a 0.6 Meade reducer.

We sometimes have an omega weather situation over northern Germany. This usually means a laminar current at higher altitudes and therefore a good astronomical seeing.( See attachment)

Do you know exactly how Atik calculates the FWHM - value with their software ?

Greetings

Klaus
Title: Re: NGC 5395 ("The Heron Galaxy")
Post by: klaus on April 16, 2019, 07:58:10 PM
Hi to all

This is the FWHM statistic for this remarkable night.


Klaus