M74


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Date Taken:
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Messier 74
Galaxy
Mayhill, NM
10-29-2008
Description

M74 is one of the faintest Messier objects with a surface brightness of 14.2. This is a face on barred spiral galaxy similar to M101. This galaxy lies at a distance of 30 million light years and has a diameter of about 80,000 light years.

This galaxy has had a high rate of stellar formation over the last several hundred million years and has many HII regions.

This image consists of 6 hours Lum and 2.5 hours each RGB and was processed as an LRGB image.

Technical Details
Exposure Time:
6 hrs Lum, 2.5 hrs each RGB
Camera:
SBIG STL-11000M
Telescope:
RCOS 16 inch f/8.7 Ritchey-Chretien
Mount:
Software Bisque Paramount ME
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