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NGC4038/NGC4039 - The Antennae

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Object The Antennae (NGC4038/NGC4039), also called The Ring-Tail Galaxy, in Corvus
  Telescope (Photo) Meade LX200GPS 12 SCT @ f/6.3
  Telescope (Guiding) Meade LX200GPS 12" SCT @ f/6.3 (off-axis)
  Camera (Photo) Canon 20Da DSLR
  Camera (Guiding) Meade DSI Pro II w/Autostar Envisage
  Exposure Detail Median combination of 12 images at 600 seconds each, ISO3200; RAW file conversion, full calibration (bias, flat, dark), and initial image processing using ImagesPlus 2.80; final image processing using Photoshop CS2
  Location Chiefland Astronomy Village, Florida  (N29.409, W82.860)
  Date 02/16/07
  Comments Click on this link to see an earlier version of this picture, with the infamous Canon "dark river" that was removed in the above reprocessed version using ImagesPlus 3.80 (beta)