With the imaging rig fixed up and back in service, I spent a few nights taking data on the small galaxy cluster Holmberg 124. The first night had some terrible seeing, so I had to toss a lot of that data. Overall, the equipment ran well for me, and I collected 12 hours of data.
The prominent galaxy is NGC 2805, an intermediate spiral galaxy. It is magnitude 12 and lives about 92 million light years away. It’s around 90,000 light years in diameter, making it almost 50% larger than our galaxy. When the light left this galaxy on its way to my telescope, the Tyrannosaurus rex roamed the plains of what is now western North America.
Its visual neighbors include NGC 2820, an edge-on galaxy that lies 127 million light years distant, NGC 2814, a small galaxy nearby it at 88 million light years from us, and IC 2458, a small irregular lenticular galaxy about 70 million light years away.
The full field contains a few other very distant galaxies,
Finally, with annotations,