Leo I dwarf galaxy near Regulus – March 7, 2018

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Finally a night with some clear skies…

I’ve been waiting to take a better glimpse (photo-glimpse) at this object for some time. My earlier test-shot showed that with only a handful of frames and short exposures, the stars of this galaxy could be easily revealed. So it should be no problems for longer exposures. This time the camera was the ASI 1600MM, with its intrinsic bright-star artifacts.  I did manage however to get some more aesthetics into the frame by placing a home-made spike-maker in front of the objective.

Only 10 frames for this shot, but a lot of faint and small background galaxies are detectable…

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