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M101 - Face-On Spiral Galaxy



Object Spiral Galaxy (M101), in Ursa Major
Telescope (Photo) Meade LX200GPS 12" SCT @ f/6.3
Telescope (Guiding) Meade LX200GPS 12" SCT @ f/6.3 (off axis)
Camera (Photo) Olympus OM-1
Camera (Guiding) SBIG ST-4 (direct drive of guiding telescope)
Exposure Detail Combination of 3 images at 60 minutes each; Konica Centuria Super 200 print film (first image); Fuji SuperHQ 200 print film (second/third images), images combined in Registar; final image processing using Photoshop CS
Location First image:  Caesar Creek State Park, Ohio (N39.513, W84.020); Second/Third images: Cincinnati Astronomical Society's Dark-Sky Site (Adams County, Ohio) (N38.876, W83.464)
Date 06/04/05, 07/01/05, 07/02/05