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M83 - Face-On Barred-Sprial Galaxy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Object Face-On Barred-Spiral Galaxy (M83), in Hydra
  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 6 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 04/25/06