Re: NGC 5248
Thanks for looking. I’m in it for the long haul and when you’ve imaged as many things as I have, that is what it takes. I still just keep a text list what I’ve imaged and what I need to complete things. Sadly, the data directory goes back to 2017 at this point for some objects.
From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io [mailto:DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Ottum
Sent: Sunday, March 29, 2020 1:41 PM
Subject: Re: [DarkSkyNewMexico] NGC 5248
Very nice, Dan. Total props for persevering through 5 nights! Holy cow, I lack that discipline.
NGC 5248 (UGC 8616, PGC 48130, Caldwell 45 and others) is a spiral galaxy located approximately 44 million (https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/0004-6256/152/2/50/pdf) light-years away in Boötes.
MCG+02-35-014 (PGC 48114 and others) is the Seyfert 2 ring galaxy at the top center.
Luminance – 24x600s – 240 minutes – binned 1x1
RGB – 10x300s – 50 minutes each – binned 2x2
390 minutes total exposure – 6 hours 30 minutes
Imaged February 25th and 26th and March 19th, 23rd and 27th, 2020 from Dark Sky New Mexico at Rancho Hidalgo (Animas, New Mexico) with a SBIG STF-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT12RCT at f/8 2432mm.