M94


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Catalog
Obj Type
Location
Date Taken:
Mazlin
Messier 94
Galaxy
Mayhill, NM
05-10-2007
Description

M94, an unusual spiral galaxy, lies about 15 million lightyears distant in the constellation Canes Venatici. The extraordinarily bright core combined with the extremely dim outer ring (about 15 arcminutes across) make for a challenging job when processing this image.

Technical Details
Exposure Time:
Lum - 7.5 Hours, RGB - 2.5 Hours each channel, all 1x1
Camera:
SBIG STL-11000M
Telescope:
RCOS 16 inch f/8.7 Ritchey-Chretien
Mount:
Software Bisque Paramount ME
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