NGC404 - Galaxy in Andromeda
NGC404 - Galaxy in Andromeda
  • Description: NGC404 - Galaxy in Andromeda. The bright thing with diffraction spikes running through it is a star - 2nd magnitude Beta Andromeda. NGC404 is the dim thing beside it at about 7 o'clock! Beta Andromeda makes this a more difficult observation if there is any haze in the air as there is a rather large brightness difference. Magnitude 11.2, about 3.4 arc minutes in diameter.

  • Camera: SBIG STF-8300M at -20C
  • Filter: Luminance
  • Scope: Takahashi FSQ-106N
  • Mount: Astro-Physics AP900QMD
  • Guiding: SBIG ST-i/MaxIm DL 5.2
  • Exposure: 6 x 10 minutes
  • Location: Southern Alberta Star Party S.E. of Medicine Hat, Alberta
  • Date: September 10, 2023
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