NGC4222, NGC4216 and NGC4206

From left to right, NGC4222, NGC4216, and NGC4206, spiral galaxies in the Virgo galaxy cluster. There are also many faint fuzzies (galaxies) in the background. NGC4216 reminded me of a mini-Andromeda Galaxy.

Capture Details:

Imaged from my backyard in upstate New York under Bortle 3 skies.


Celestron 9.25” EdgeHD 0.7x reducer

Celestron CGEM DX mounted on a SkyShed Pier imaged from the SkyShed POD

ZWO ASI2600mc-pro Imaging Camera

Astronomik UV/IR filter

Celestron OAG with ASI174mm guide camera

ZWO ASIair Pro for image acquisition and gear control.

Image Specs:

75 x 300 second exposures Gain 100

Camera sensor cooled to -20°C

Calibrated (with darks, flats, dark flats) and stacked in APP

Post processed in PixInSight

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