NGC 404  -  Mirach's Ghost

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Object data of NGC404

Object type: Galaxy (E-S0)
Size: 3.5' x 3.5'
Magnitude: 11.2mag
Constellation: And
Distance: 10 Mio Ly
Notes: NGC 404 is a field galaxy located about 10 million light years away in the constellation Andromeda. It is located within 7 arc-minutes of second magnitude star Mirach, making it a difficult target to observe or to photograph.

Exposure data

Date: 2023-10-10 until 2023-10-13 (3 nights)
Location: Nussbach / Austria (400m)
Telescope: TEC APO 200 FL with TEC flattener-reducer 0.9x (f=1500mm)
Camera: QHY 268M with Baader CMOS filters
Binning: L 1x1 / RGB 1x1
Mount: ASA DDM85
Exposure time: L 14x8min / RGB 6x8min each
Exposure time total: 4h 16min