NGC 4565, 2009/3/23

Posted by DaveMitsky
on Friday, March 27, 2009

by Dave Mitsky

This shot of NGC 4565 is the best of the images that I've captured to date using the Bradford Robotic Telescope at Tenerife in the Canary Islands. The camera employed was a FLI MicroLine fitted with a E2V CCD47-10 (1k x 1k pixels, each 13um square) and the telescope a 14" f/11 Celestron C14 SCT fitted with a Celestron focal reducer, yielding an effective focal length of 1877mm at f/5.3. I had to limit the exposure time to 65 seconds due to problems with blooming and mistracking.

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