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M96 - Spiral Galaxy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Object Spiral Galaxy (M96), 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 Median combination of 4 images at 480 seconds each, ISO1600; RAW file conversion, full calibration (bias, flat, dark), and initial image processing using ImagesPlus 2.80; final image processing using Photoshop CS3
  Location Cincinnati Astronomical Society's Dark-Sky Site (Adams County, Ohio) (N38.876, W83.464)
  Date 05/19/07