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M66 - Barred-Spiral Galaxy in Leo

 

 

Object Barred-Spiral Galaxy M66, in Leo
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 Sigma-Median combination of 4 images at 600 seconds each, ISO800; RAW file conversion, full calibration (bias, flat, dark), and initial image processing using ImagesPlus 2.75; final image processing using Photoshop CS2
Location Chiefland Astronomy Village, Florida  (N29.409, W82.860)
Date 04/27/06