UGC 6446

Posted by dcrowson
on Sunday, January 23, 2022
UGC 6446 (PGC 35202 and others) is a faint spiral galaxy located approximately 68 million light-years away in Ursa Major.

This field appears to have a lot of quasars. This image appears to go deeper than magnitude 22 based on the ones with magnitudes in the catalogs I could find.

Luminance – 30x600s – 300 minutes – binned 1x1
RGB – 23:21:23x300s – 115:105:115 minutes each – binned 2x2

635 minutes total exposure – 10 hours 35 minutes

Imaged December 11th and 29th, 2021 and January 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th, 2022 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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