NGC 772

NGC 772

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The small constellation Aries (the ram) is not specially adorned with famous objects and NGC 772 is probably the most prominent among them. The galaxy is the brightest galaxy in Aries glowing at magnitude 10.9. I decided to visit the region which is well placed in the sky this time of year and give this irregularly shaped face on spiral galaxy a try to see how much of its faint photons I could coax with 10 hours of exposure. Numerous and far more distant galaxies are also visible in the background.

Date Imaged       :

Nov 4 - Dec 18, 2008

Lens       :

Astrophysics 5" Starfire f/8

Camera       :

Atik 16HR

Exposure       :

10 hours

Filter       :

Astronomik LRGB

Mount       :

Losmandy Titan

Location       :

Stardust Observatory, Baguio, Philippines