Shells of El­lip­ti­cal Galaxy NGC 3923 in Hy­dra

Sky at Night Magazine - - FIELD OF VIEW -

Rolf Wahl Olsen (Den­mark)

Photo lo­ca­tion: Auck­land, New Zealand, 21 May 2017–25 March 2018

Equip­ment: Home­built 12.5” Ser­rurier Truss New­to­nian te­le­scope at f/4, Los­mandy G-11 mount, QSI 683wsg-8 cam­era, L-RGB com­pos­ite, 41 hours 38 min­utes to­tal ex­po­sure

Judge’s verdict: “What a gem this im­age is. The con­cen­tric shells are rem­i­nis­cent of the rings that show the age of a tree. A galaxy with a ring sys­tem, a Saturn galaxy! All with the hue of sunlight dur­ing the golden hour on Earth.” – Jon Cul­shaw

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