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|NGC 5746||Virgo||14h45m / +01°57'||7.4' x 1.3'||10.5 mag|
The barred spiral galaxy NGC 5746 in the constellation Virgo. NGC 5746 is seen nearly edge-on, is about 77-95 million light-years from Earth and was discovered by German born British astronomer Frederick William Herschel in 1786 (source: Wikipedia).
Forty-two 3-minute exposures (128 minutes total exposure) at ISO 800 taken on May 17 / 18, 2020 were added for this shot with the DeepSkyStacker software 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).