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NGC 4236


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About this observation
Graham Winstanley
Time of observation
19/04/2020 - 23:13
NGC 4236
Observing location
Bassingham, Lincolnshire
Skywatcher ED80
Pier mounted NEQ6
oag camera ASI120MM
30 x 600s

Captured over several nights in April. Frustratingly, the target reached culmination shortly after starting imaging each evening, so quite a few meridian flips. My cabling is not tidy enough for an auto-flip!

I spotted this galaxy on cdc whilst targeting comet 2019 Y4, noting its relatively large apparent size. It is quite close to the celestial pole and the first ten subs were trashed by slight trailing. A long overdue check of polar alignment rectified that problem.

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