05  November  2017
Hickson 44


  By   Ron Brecher
astrodoc.ca ) 

  This is a compact galaxy group in Leo. In addition to the four main group members, there are many galaxies scattered through the field.

SBIG STL-11000M camera, Baader LRGB filters, 10″ f/6.8 ASA astrograph, Paramount MX. 
Guided with STL-11000’s external guider and 80 mm f/6 Stellar-Vue refractor. 
Acquistion, guiding and calibration done using Maxim-DL.  Focusing with FocusMax.
 Automation with CCDCommander.  Registration, integration and all processing in PixInsight. 
Shot from my SkyShed in Guelph, Ontario. No moon; good transparency and seeing.

6x10m R, 6x10m G, 6x10m B and 29x10m L unbinned frames (total=7hr50m).


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