M74 (Spiral Galaxy in Pisces)


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Date: November, 2008
Location: Elizabeth, CO. Mag 5.5 skies, alt ~6500 ft
Telescope: 16" f/4.9 Newtonian, Pegasus Optics primary
Mount: MI-500 w/ Astrophysics AP1200 GOTO computer control
Exposure Duration: 

Luminance = total 150 min = sum of 10 fifteen min subexposures, -15 deg C

Color = 90 mins = sum of nine 10 min exposures, -15 deg C

Imager: Luminance = SBIG ST-10XME, color = SBIG 2000XCM
Filtration: Custom Scientific luminance
Guiding: 16" using ST-10XME/2000XCM had AO-L guidance with no mount bumps. 4.25" f/4.5 Newtonian guide scope controlled mount
Seeing: ~1.5"-2"
Comments: Processed using CCDStack, Maxim, Registar and Corel's PhotoPaint 12 and X4

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