Re: NGC 1291

Dean Glace


I have purchased a CDK14 for my observatory and will be selling my AT14RCT. I am asking $3500 after I install the CDK14.  I have a Feathertouch 3015B focuser with ZWO EAF electronic installed. If you are interested or know of any of the other astronomers out there that might be interested please let me know. It will be awhile before it will be available. I am going out in July to install the new scope.


On Feb 12, 2021, at 9:21 PM, Dan Crowson <dcrowson@...> wrote:

NGC 1291 (NGC 1269, PGC 12209, ESO 301-2 and others) is a ring galaxy located approximately 36.5 million light-years away in Eridanus. I captured this one while it was 15 – 17 degrees above the horizon.


Luminance – 12x600s – 120 minutes – binned 1x1

RGB – 8x300s – 40 minutes each – binned 2x2


240 minutes total exposure – 4 hours


Imaged on January 12th, 14th and 15th, 2021 from Dark Sky New Mexico at Rancho Hidalgo (Animas, New Mexico) with a SBIG ST-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT90EDT at f/6.7 603mm.




Check out Bernard Miller’s image with a lot more focal length where it was much higher in the sky from the southern hemisphere - Where’s the challenge in that?! J His is APOD-worthy.


Dan Crowson                          dcrowson@...
Dardenne Prairie MO     


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