Saturday, January 31, 2009

NGC 2336 - The Most Northern Galaxy

This galaxy, NGC 2336, is the closest to Polaris of all known galaxies. Because of this, it is relatively little known or photographed. It's proximity to the celestial pole makes it a tough target. Those who attempt it are rewarded with a spectacular and very faint barred spiral.

Scope: Celestron 6" SCT
Reducer: .63
Subs: 11
Duration: 13 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 38 minutes
Mount: LXD 75
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ngc 2336 is not the most northern galaxy.

There are Galaxies twice as near as Ngc 2236, for example Ngc:s 2300, 2276, 2268. Around these I`ve found dozen of fainter galaxies.