NGC4945 in Centaurs

NGC 4945 is a spiral galaxy in the constellation Centaurus near the bright star, Zeta Centauri. The galaxy was discovered by James Dunlop in 1826. It is considered to be similar to Our Galaxy, NGC 4945 one of the brightest galaxies of the Centaurus A/M83 Group, a large, nearby group of galaxies. This is spiral galaxy seen almost edge-on however spiral structure is not regular and difficult to see. Galaxy is very dusty.

Photo Details

  Telescope: FSQ106EDX (530 mm) Takahashi

  Camera: Sbig ST-8300M, Sbig Filter wheel, Baader 36mm round HLRGB filters

  Mount: Losmandy G-11 Celestron branded

  Guiding: Off-axis Orion SS Autoguider

  Exposure: LRGB L 15x600sec, R 4x600sec, G 4x600sec, B 4x600sec

  When: Tivoli Farm Namibia, July 2013

  Other information: very good transparency, very good seeing


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