At it again......this time I thought I would try something a bit different. I didn't get started until after midnight........for some reason I was all thumbs trying to polar align the scope, then lost my camera cord in the dark (why are they always black?) ,and my computer locked up, etc.
Seeing and transparency were pretty good for a change. This object isn't the best with only 650mm of focal length, but I enjoy the wide-field look and it's a pretty star field. I had never shot an elliptical before.....unless you count M110 &m32 in the frames of M31.
Dwarf e lliptical galaxy NGC 147
in Cassiopeia...... at an approximate magnitue of 9.3.
It was first discovered by John Herschel in 1829, and later confirmed to be in our local group of galaxies by Walter Baade in 1944, with the 100" on Mt. Wilson.
Approximately 1 1/2 hours (47 x 120 seconds) at ISO 800.
Orion 6" f/5 imaging Newtonian
Celestron CG5 mount (unguided)
Canon 350D (unmidified)
Captured in nebulosity
Aligned and stacked in Deep Sky Stacker
Processed in Photo Shop Elements with Carboni Tools & Gradient Exterminator