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NGC4244, know by several names including the Silver Needle Galaxy, is an edge-on spiral galaxy located in the direction of the Constellation Canes Venatici at a distance of 14 Million Light-Years. It is a member of the relatively nearby M94 Group of galaxies and has a magnitude of approximately 10.2. Clumps of stars are very evident along the disk of the galaxy, and it appears to have a strongly rotating massive nuclear stellar cluster at its core, appearing as a small point-like object. NGC4244 is approximately 46,000 light-years in diameter. Object: NGC4244 Distance: 14 MLY Magnitude: 10.2 Date: April 2013 Place: Fort Davis, TX Exposure Details: LRGB:570:150:180:240 unbinned Processing: MaxIm DL, CCDStack, Photoshop CS3, etc. Optics: 12.5"RCOS Truss Focal Length: 2808mm @ f9 Mount: Paramount ME Robotic Camera: SBIG STL6303E Focuser: RCOS Guiding: Off-Axis with SBIG RGH Filters: Tru-Balance LRGB GenII 2

    Lovely image Tom, well captured and processed.


    The write up is very good too. Why don't you post this in the Imaging->DSO section where it will get more attention?


    Thanks for sharing.






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