NGC936 Galaxy in Cetus
(RA 2h 27.6m , Dec. -1°09', 10.2 mag., 5.7 x 4.6 arcmin.)
This barred spiral galaxy is located 3°15' SW of d Ceti (almost halfway toward Mira - see finder chart below).
The above image was taken on February 23, 2001 from Harrowsmith, Ontario when target was low over western horizon. Cookbook 245 LDC camera was used on Celestron Ultima 8 SCT with f6.3 focal reducer. Telescope was autoguided with Cookbook 211 LDC camera on a piggybacked 500mm f8 telephoto lens. White exposures (5 x 240 sec.) were combined using AIP4WIN.
North is to the right.
Map created in Guide 7.0 - 7°45' x 7°45'. North is up.
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