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Observation by Alan Thomas: NGC2300, NGC2276 in Cepheus

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Alan Thomas

Observer

Alan Thomas

Observed

2021 Oct 18 - 22:29

Uploaded

2021 Oct 19 - 10:46

Objects

NGC2300
NGC2276

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Constellation

Cepheus

Field centre

RA: 07h31m
Dec: +85°42'
Position angle: -60°49'

Field size

0°21' × 0°19'

Equipment
  • Unistellar eQuinox 112mm reflector
Exposure

5min

Location

Norbreck Observatory, Warrington, Cheshire, UK.

Target name

Pair of galaxies in Cepheus

Title

NGC2300, NGC2276 in Cepheus

About this image

An unexpected period of semi-clear weather last night encouraged me to continue my explorations with the eQuinox. Cloud prevented me seeing anything bar the Moon, Jupiter and a few bright stars with the naked eye, but the eQuinox still managed to deliver a series of tolerable DSO images.

A waxing gibbous Moon to the South encouraged attention to the circumpolar region and I selected this this pair of galaxies in Cepheus more or less at random. NGC2300 is an elliptical galaxy seen in the centre of the image. NGC2276, a face-on spiral galaxy, can be faintly detected about 2/3rds of the way to the Northern border of the frame.

A longer exposure may well yield more satisfactory results, but at the moment I have nothing much to go on but trial-and-error and comparison with images obtained by others with different instruments.

 

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