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NGC 404, the Ghost of Mirach, 31-Oct-2011

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NGC 404, the Ghost of Mirach

Image Date: 31-Oct-2011
Scope: Orion 200mm Astrograph, f/4
Mount: HEQ5
Guiding: KWIQ/QHY5 / PHD
Imaging Camera: Canon 350D (modified)
ISO: 1600
Frames: 4 @ 7m30s
Total Exposure: 30m
Processing: DSS, Photoshop

This was mostly just a test of guiding, but it did a decent job on this small, dim galaxy.

NGC 404 is below and to the left of Mirach, the bright star.