UGC 3294

Posted by dcrowson
on Thursday, March 5, 2020
UGC 3294 (PGC 17156 and others) is a spiral galaxy located approximately 185 million light-years away ( in Orion. This one is a visual (and imaging) challenge due to the magnitude 6.52 (V) star HD 34959.

Luminance – 25x600s – 250 minutes – binned 1x1
RGB – 8x300s – 40 minutes each – binned 2x2

370 minutes total exposure – 6 hours 10 minutes

Imaged October 28th, 30th and 31st and November 3rd, 2019 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.


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