M74, the Phantom Galaxy, from Okie-Tex

M74, the Phantom Galaxy by Jaxon Taylor, on Flickr


Here is a zoomed in crop of the image for more detail!

Thanks for looking!


In your comments you point out this is difficult to capture. Very true. I’ve tried a couple of times and only gotten a smudge. Very nice!

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Thanks, Mitche. It was very dim, even in Bortle 1 skies. Luckily after 2 hours of images, I was able to pull out some good detail! I’ve never tried to observe it with my naked eye though.

Beautiful image JT!

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Thanks, Randy!

Very nice and beautiful. You do such good work. Really like your posts.