I was thinking in not even publish this image here. Althougth I was happy because it was a galaxy after all, my first galaxy, I was disapointed with the results. NGC 3115 is a tiny little galaxy with just 7 arc minutes of aparent diameter.
But then I though: well, the main reason to mantein this blog is to keep an historic. Maybe this image could be important to the “Luiz” of the future to see it and compare with new photos of other galaxies and compare the results.
This image was taken on November 30, 2019. I was actually planning to shot the Sculptor Galaxy (NGC 253), but the clouds came in until 2AM. When the sky was clean, Sculptor was to low in the sky and I needed to find another target in a hurry.
Using https://telescopius.com/ I saw this little galaxy. I putted in my mind that I wanted a galaxy, and so I did. Kinda. I shot about 6 to 7 frames until the clouds came back in to ruin the last of the night.
Well, this is the result:
- iOptron CEM25P with a 2″ tripod
- Sky-Watcher 102mm f/13 Maksutov-Cassegrain (OTA only)
- DSLR Nikon D5000
- QHY5L-ii Color (For autoguiding)
- ZWO 60/280mm guidescope
4 x 5min ISO 640
3 x 4min ISO 640