NGC 2841

This one proved to be hard work....With an increasing moon getting ever higher in the sky I felt obliged to take advantage of any opportunity before things get too bright. A clear sky early on tempted me to try for NGC 2841 despite some moonlight being present. Just after I started imaging annoying small patches of cloud began drifting through and it took over 4 hours and a fair bit of swearing to accumulate 8 very washed out looking 8 minute subs. It is quite a bright galaxy that should produce a reasonable image but despite much fiddling the end result leaves much to be desired. NGC 2841 is in Ursa Major with a number of faint galaxies just visible in the field....Another one in need of a return visit. Details: 10" f4.3 Newt. 8x 8minute exposures @ iso1600 with CLS in DSS, CS2 & XAT.

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