NGC3628 and it’s “tidal tail”

It very rarely happens that we ‘ve got 9 nights in a row (around new Moon!) here in Belgium. Next to the main setup I have put the little SharpStar to use to capture- every night 10-minute frames of this area. Even with the Optolong LPS the large field gave a clear gradiënt of light pollution.

Seeing the tail appear after 145 frames made me smile 🙂
So yes it’s possible to capture this feature in SQM 20 type skies, you only need a lot of patience I guess (or a faster scope).

Timelapse through the Corona night

With a Color camera, a ZWO ASI 290MC, this is how the night looked, from March 15 on March 16th 2020. Some airplanes fly over, but not as many as usual. It also clearly shows how the public lighting switches off – and at the end of the night switches on again. At 1:18 there is a small meteor flying briefly from south to north. At the end of the night, also the Moon and I guess Jupiter shine through the Walnut tree in the garden.