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NGC 404 - 4.9.2021 at 00.58 Orimattila, Artjärvi, Tähtikallio Observation number 101425

Visibility IV / V

This subject would probably be described less if it didn’t have such a teasing smoothing. The lens galaxy, called Mirach's ghost, was not quite symmetrical. A slight darkening was visible on its left edge.

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Additional information
  • Observation target
    • Deep space object
  • Designation
    • NGC 404
  • Constellation
    • Andromeda
  • Field of view
  • 28 arc minutes
  • Weather
    • Jonkin verran pilviä, hieman tuulta, Kuu ei aivan vielä näkyvissä
  • Darkness
    • Good
  • Seeing
    • Good
  • Limiting magnitude
    • 6
  • Galaxies
    • Elliptic galaxy info

      Elliptic galaxy is an oval or roundish shaped distant stellar system, which have no spiral arms. These galaxies look as fuzzy spots with telescopes.


      The elliptic galaxy Centaurus A aka NGC 5128 in the middle of image is splitted by a dust lane. Image Toni Veikkolainen.

Technical information

Alluna RC16, C415 / 3320, Moravian G4-16000 EC Mark II, with filter L 11 x 120 s, 20 x bias, 20 x dark, 12 x flat, 3x binning, image cropped

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