M 85 & company

It makes a change to be getting some clear opportunities while the moon isn't a factor. Once again I was able to fit some imaging in after returning from the MKAS meeting. I made my first attempt at M 85 in Coma Berenices. Not very spectacular but quite bright it has NGC 4394 for company to the left and the much less conspicuous IC 3292 to the right. Transparency was quite good throughout the session. Details: 10" f4.3 Newt. 15x 8minute exposures @ iso1600 with CLS in DSS, CS2 & XAT.

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