Hickson 44 or the Leo Quartet

A small group of 4 galaxies in Leo, with peculiar shapes. Test picture with the C11, Essatto and ASI2600mc. I still got mirror drift so egg shaped stars unfortunately. But it gives an impression of possibilities.

C11 F7 Starizona ASI2600MC EQ8 115x120s G0 Hickson 44 March 30, 31 and Apr 1 2021

M109, C11 @ F7.2 & Nikon D750

M109 is located very very close to Phecda, one of the stars in Ursa Major’s bowl. In fact the star caused reflections in this image. About 4 hours of data, 115x 120″ on ISO800. Guiding was done through OAG. Manual focus corrections.

The images were obtained using Sequence Generator Pro, and saved in TIF. This creates B/W images. To get your color back they need to be debayered. This can be done in AstroPixelProcessor by checking “Force CFA” in the menu 0/RAW/FITS