2903, a spiral galaxy 20.5 million light years distant.|
galaxy. probably 19 million light years distant - we don't know due to the lack
of cephid variable stars or supernovae that can be used to measure distance. Click
for a larger version.|
the "sombrero" galaxy. 50 million light years away.|
details - taken with 8" LX90 in Alt-Az mode and f3.3 focal reducer with 30mm
spacer. M64 integration of 10 x 30sec, others integration of 20 x 30sec. Aligned
using MaximDL in preference to FitsX due to field de-rotational capability.