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Photographer:

Jon Greif

Location of Photo:

Alpine, CA, USA

Date/Time of photo:

May 18, 2024, at 10:00 pm PDT

Equipment:

SeeStar S50 telescope. Processing with Pixinsight 1.8.9.

Description:

Last night's sky was clear so I took a telescope out in the yard and started imaging a faint galaxy, NGC 4631, also known as the Whale Galaxy, a barred spiral seen edge-on from Earth, about 33 million light years away. It didn't look like I was getting much data, and so I quit the exposure after just 7 minutes, but, a quick processing this morning shows a "not too bad" result.

Website:

https://www.skyandtelescope.com/author/jgreif/