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|Description:||This spiral galaxy is highly inclined to our
view and appears to be the least impacted by the interaction
with the other members of the Trio in Leo. The group is 30 million
light-years distant and includes M66 and
|Exposure Data:||2/18/2004. LRGB: 30x3m, 8x3m, 8x3m, 8x3m. RGB binned 2x2. -20°C,
|Processing:||Acquired via Sequencer II and CCDSoft, reduced,
aligned and combined in Mira, DDP
in Maxim, LLRGB combine, curves, levels and other processing in Photoshop.
|Optical System:||14.5” Ritchey-Chretien RCOS Truss @ F/6.4,
CCD camera, Paramount ME. Unguided!
|Comments:||Seeing was around 2.4 arc-sec. First
light with AstroDon filters. RGB combine ratio for equal exposure
times calibrated on a G2V star was 1:1:1.1.