Sunday, October 14, 2018

Racing Clouds Bonus Image

With Mars playing peek-a-boo through the clouds . . . 

(See this post)

I looked at the sky and decided to try finding a DSO in the small remaining hole in the clouds.

This DSO was in my observing list and was in just the right part of the sky.

NGC 7479 
This image is a result of live stacking via SharpCap.  It was merely nineteen stacked frames with four second exposures.  Gain was set to 506.

I wanted to improve the capture, but after creating a dark image to apply to the next live stacking, the clouds had finishing closing out the sky.

NGC 7479 certainly is a "spirally" spiral galaxy, isn't it?


  1. It is a nice spirally image! Too bad the clouds raced in.

    1. SharpCap, the imaging software, makes it easy!

  2. Indeed, very swirly galaxy, looks like it interacted with another mass. Worth another look! I will research and try to scope it... when clouds allow. :-/. Great blog!!!

    1. NGC 7479 is not far from Markab of the constellation Pegasus. If you align your Goto on Markab, NGC 7479 is easy!


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