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Observation by Graham Winstanley: NGC 4236

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Graham Winstanley

Observer

Graham Winstanley

Observed

2020 Apr 19 - 22:13

Uploaded

2020 May 10 - 21:38

Objects

NGC4236

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Constellation

Draco

Field centre

RA: 12h16m
Dec: +69°27'
Position angle: +97°18'

Field size

0°49' × 0°35'

Equipment
  • Skywatcher ED80
  • Pier mounted NEQ6
  • SXV H9C
  • oag camera ASI120MM
Exposure

30 x 600s

Location

Bassingham, Lincolnshire

Target name

NGC 4236

Title

NGC 4236

About this image

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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