|The barred spiral galaxy NGC 5746 in the constellation Virgo on May 17 / 18, 2020. 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).
Fourty-two 3 minute exposures at ISO 800 were added for this shot with the DeepSkyStacker software (resulting in a 2 hour 8 minute 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).