Date: 29th Oct 1987 Time: 00:15 UT Exposure: 45 min @ f4.5 Equipment: 300mm FL f4.5 telephoto lens (Zenith) Film: Kodak Tec Pan 2415 Developer: D19 for 8 min Site: Prestwich, Manchester, England Conditions: V.Clear Ref: A24-2Notes:
The camera (Zenith) was mounted on a home-made equatorial drive.
Guiding was undertaken with a 50mm refractor.
The width of this photo is one degree across.
NCG 185 a companion of the Andromeda Galaxy M31 is quite a faint galaxy to photograph, as its surface brightness is very low, at about magnitude 11.8. NGC 147 another galaxy lies close by.