Flintstone Stargazing

August 29, 2008

M63-Sunflower Galaxy on 8/28/08

Filed under: astronomy, Astrophotography, Messier Objects, Observation Journal — Tags: — Ed @ 12:19 am

The Sunflower Galaxy is a target I’ve only imaged two times before, but the last time I imaged it (as part of my Messier Marathon I was really intrigued by it and wanted to come back to it. Unfortunately, my alignment was only so-so tonight and so I could only do 30s subs on this one. I hope to come back to it before too long when I’ve got really good alignment and get some long exposures (maybe even autoguided). After this, I did a bit more drift alignment and then headed over to M31 – The Andromeda Galaxy for some widefield shots with the D50. I probably won’t have that processed until tomorrow sometime.

Regardless, it’s nice to see the stars again after a week and a half of clouds!


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