SBIG ST-4000XCM20x15 MinutesImager Temp -20C
Celestron 9.25 Reduced 0.63
40% CropLink fo Larger JPEG
This image marks my first use of dither with CCDSoft. It made the background more quiet and eliminated all the hot pixels.
NGC 4535 is a beautiful, face-on SBc barred spiral with sharply defined "buzz saw" arms. It is located at a distance of about 52 million light years
. It is considered to be a member of the Virgo Galaxy Cluster
and many, many distant faint galaxies can be seen in this frame. The delicate outer arms are represented here as a haze or lightening of the background surrounding the bright central arms.
April 9, 2010