Updated: 4.26.04

NGC4244 is a nice edge-on spiral located in Canes Venatici. It has a relatively high listed brightness of 10.6, but that is spread over a large 16.6' x 1.9' region. Some interesting mottling is present with a nice dark lane bisecting the core and there's a very faint continued extension of the galaxy towards the upper left. This shot was taken during the Chiefland Spring Star Party.

Return to new images


Image info:

12"LX200 on a Losmandy Titan Mount

Starlight Express

30x4 mins

f/5.3 (Optec FR)

Acquired and processed in Maxim (no darks and no flats)

guided with an STV on a piggybacked Sky90 refractor


Chiefland Spring Star Party