At the Limit.

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At the Limit.

Post by DRatledge » Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:07 am

Below is the raw stack of 3 hours with a 4-inch apo and Canon 40D. With averted vision you may just make out a fuzzy patch at the centre. This is the very remote and very faint dwarf galaxy LeoII. Its brightest stars are 20th magnitude so I was pushing my luck. The bright star dead centre is a foreground star and not part of LeoII.
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Amartin

Re: At the Limit.

Post by Amartin » Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:25 am

Maybe you need a bigger telescope Dave???
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Re: At the Limit.

Post by DRatledge » Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:26 pm

LeoII is mostly invisible Dark Matter - as yet no one can modify a Canon to see that!

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Re: At the Limit.

Post by Amartin » Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:13 pm

As soon as they do - Bill Bones will have one!

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Re: At the Limit.

Post by bbones » Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:04 am

:D Very good, I'm saving hard just in case one becomes avaliable, if not I will just have to buy something else

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Re: At the Limit.

Post by dean_kos » Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:07 am

Besides that Bill, Andy would buy it first anyway, you wouldn't get a look in :lol:

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