|The spiral galaxy NGC 7814 (Caldwell 43, "Little Sombrero") in the constellation Pegasus on
September 30 / October 1, 2019. The galaxy is seen edge-on from Earth. NGC 7814 is about 40 million light years from Earth, has a diameter of
60'000 light-years and was discovered by William
Herschel in 1784 (source: Wikipedia).
Fourty-eight 3 minute exposures at ISO 800 were added for this shot with the DeepSkyStacker software (resulting in a 2 hour and 24 minutes exposure)
and the final image processing was done in Photoshop.
|Equipment: Canon EOS 450D Baader modified camera, TeleVue Paracorr Type II coma corrector,
16" f/4.5 "Ninja" dobsonian telescope riding on a dual-axis Tom Osypowski equatorial platform,
Lacerta MGEN autoguider, Lacerta off axis system (field of view comparison:
image of the moon with the same equipment).