to the worst area of sky glow makes imaging this very dim bunch of stars a challenge. Look below at the unprocessed stack of 15 subs.
These galaxies are very low in carbon making them similar to primitive galaxies at the edge of the universe. There is a very
faint carbon star within the upper edge string of stars that I con only imagine... maybe, maybe not...
|Telescope||Explore Scientific David H. Levy Comet Hunter Maksutov-Newtonian 152mm f/4.8 mounted piggyback on Meade LX 200 Classic 12 inch|
|Camera||Canon XT/350d modified with Baader type 1 filter by Hap Griffin|
|Exposure||11 five-minute sub-exposures at iso 1600|
|Guiding||PHD Guide from Stark labs with Meade DSI pro I on Meade 12-inch LX 200 Classic at f/3.3|
|Software||Images acquired, calibrated, stacked and color corrected with Nebulosity 2.2.4 from Stark Labs. Further processing in Photoshop CS 3.|
|on-line links to more information||
some technical data can
be found on the ADS site at
there are several recent posts regarding the carbon star and so on, find them on google images...