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Mirach's Ghost


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Mirach and Mirach's Ghost. (Below left of main star).

NGC 404 is a galaxy located about 10 million light years away in the constellation Andromeda. It was discovered by William Herschel in 1784, and is visible through small telescopes. NGC 404 lies just beyond the Local Group and does not appear gravitationally bound to it. It is notable for being within 7 arc-minutes of second magnitude star Mirach, making it a difficult target to observe or photograph and granting it the nickname "Mirach's Ghost".

Managed a quick half hour before the camera's power tank faded (forgot to charge it). Wind was picking up so dumped 4 subs. This is 8 x 3 minutes.

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