Updated: 3.7.04

NGC3198 is a nice spiral that is tilted to our plane, presenting an elongated figure. It is relatively large at 6'x2' and has a total magnitude of 10.4. I left the background of this image slightly on the brighter side to highlight the dozen or so faint galaxies that are scattered throughout the field. NGC3198 is located in the constellation of Ursa Major.

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Image info:

12"LX200 on a Losmandy Titan Mount

Starlight Express

30x4 mins

f/5.3 (Optec FR)

Stacked in Maxim with Sigma Reject (Russ Croman) and processed in Astroart (no darks and no flats)

guided with an STV on a piggybacked Sky90 refractor