I took advantage of the dark moonless sky and tried to see and capture some deep space objects this weekend.
I'm particularly happy capturing this one because it is so dim and difficult to see. Its a close grouping of galaxies known as "Stephan's Quintet."
Their magnitudes range from 13.9 to 16.7. This image was captured with my 10 inch Dob and ZWO imager.
Here is the actual captured image from the "save as viewed" menu of SharpCap:
Stephan's Quintet Inverted and Labeled
I took the image above, inverted the colors, and labeled the galaxies for ease of viewing and discernment.
|Stephan's Quintet with labels|
Not too shabby for a 10 inch Dob from a Bortle Class 4 backyard!