Updated: 3.21.05

NGC4945 is a difficult object to image from the northern hemisphere, not because of size or brightness, but due to the very low elevation it achieves. When this image was taken, NGC4945 was approximately 10 degrees off the ground. It resides in the constellation of Centaurus and is a wonder object from down south! Only 50 min was taken due to the low angle. This image was taken at Chiefland during the CFAS Astrofest with the 10" Newtonian.

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Image info:

10" Homemade Newtonian on a Losmandy Titan Mount

Starlight Express

25x2 mins

f/4 with MPCC

Acquired in Astroart and processed in Maxim as an RGB image (no darks and no flats)

guided with an STV on a piggybacked Sky90 refractor