Re: FW: NGC 1291

Brian Ottum

Fantastic, Dan!


From: <> On Behalf Of Dan Crowson
Sent: Friday, April 30, 2021 4:23 PM
To: 'Dan Crowson' <dcrowson@...>
Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] FW: NGC 1291


This one can be found in the June, 2021 Astronomy Magazine – page 64.


Dan Crowson                          dcrowson@...
Dardenne Prairie MO     


From: Dan Crowson [mailto:dcrowson@...]
Sent: Friday, February 12, 2021 8:21 PM
To: 'Dan Crowson' <dcrowson@...>
Subject: NGC 1291


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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