The Small Pinwheel Galaxy (NGC 3184) + Tommaso Massimo Stella + L-QEF (L-Quad Enhance Filter)

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The Small Pinwheel Galaxy (NGC 3184)

Credit: Tommaso Massimo Stella (Italy)

Optolong filter: L-QEF (L-Quad Enhance Filter)

 

 

The Small Pinwheel Galaxy (NGC 3184) is among the brightest in the constellation Ursa Major and lies flat in our view so it is easy to observe the arms of the spiral shape. Although its apparent size is limited to about 7'x7', good details can be captured in photography even with a medium/short focal length telescope and a planetary astronomical camera.
It is about 25 million light years away from us and is under close observation because of the numerous supernovas that exploded within it.
The photo was taken in Stigliano (MT) with my instrumentation described below, in just over 5 hours.

The Little Pinwheel Galaxy (NGC 3184) is among the brightest in the constellation Ursa Major and faces our view so it is easy to observe the arms of the spiral shape. Although its apparent size is limited to approximately 7'x7', in photography it is possible to capture good details even with a medium/short focal length telescope and a planetary astronomical camera.
It is about 25 million light years from us and is under careful observation due to the numerous supernovae that exploded inside it. The photo was taken in Stigliano (MT-Italy) with my equipment described below, in just over 5 hours.

 

 

Technical details

2024 04 06 - Stigliano (MT-Italy), SQM 21.2
Telescope Sky-Watcher 200PDS, Mount SW AZEQ6-GT, Camera Player One Astronomy Neptune C II (464)
Lights: 330x60s, Optolong Astronomy Filter L-QEF

 

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