M106 (Spiral Galaxy in Canes Venatici)

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Date: January, 2013
Location: Elizabeth, CO. Mag 5.5 skies, alt ~6500 ft

Luminance: 16" f/4.9 Newtonian, Pegasus Optics primary plus 3" ASA coma corrector/field flatenner

Color: 8" f/3.7 Newtonian, GSO 8" f/5 primary plus 0.73x ASA reducer/coma corrector/field flattener

Mount: MI-500 w/ Astrophysics AP1200 GOTO computer control. 8" scope piggy-back mounted on 16" scope

Luminance: STL-11000M used on 16"

Color: ST-4000XCM used on 8"

Exposure Duration: 

Luminance = 240 mins (4 hrs, 16 x 15 min subs)

Color = 240 mins (4 hrs, 16 x 15 min subs), concurrently collected during luminance collection

Seeing: ~2.5"
Comments: Processed using Maxim, Registar, CCDStack and Corel's PhotoPaint X4. M106 is the large spiral galaxy at the lower left, NGC 4217 is the smaller edge-on spiral galaxy at the upper right

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