NGC 3344

Posted by dcrowson
on Monday, December 25, 2017

NGC 3344 (UGC 5840, PGC 31968 and others) is a large, barred spiral galaxy located approximately 22.5 million light-years away in Leo Minor.

Luminance – 26x600s – 260 minutes – binned 1x1
RGB – 14:14:12x300s – 70:70:60 minutes each – binned 2x2

460 minutes total exposure – 7 hours 40 minutes

Imaged December 15th, 19th, 22nd and 24th, 2017 from Dark Sky New Mexico at Rancho Hidalgo (Animas, New Mexico) with a SBIG STF-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT12RCT at f/8 2432mm.

LRGB - https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/38585018304/sizes/l

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