NGC 5879....only just

Having resolved to spend the next clear evening experimenting with some different settings on the guiding and tweaking the Newtonian's collimation I didn't initially intend to do any serious imaging. However it seemed a waste not to take advantage of the opportunity and image something. The transparency was quite poor compared to the previous couple of sessions so I wasn't expecting much of a result especially as NGC 5879 isn't one of the more notable targets on the amateur's agenda. In that respect it didn't disappoint as the final result is notably unspectacular! The galaxy is in Draco and was discovered by William Herschel in 1788. Definitely one for optimum conditions. Details: 10" f4.3 Newt. 12x 10minute exposures @ iso1600 with CLS in DSS, FIV, CS2 & XAT.

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