M74 Spiral Galaxy in Pisces


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Exposure Data: 9/30/2005, 10/5/2005.  CRGB: 18x10m, 6x10m, 6x10m, 6x10m.  RGB 2x2. -20C, 0.55 arc-sec./pixel.
Processing: Acquired via CCDAutoPilot2 and CCDSoft, image reduction and most processing including RGB combine and L deconvolution in CCDStack, LLRGB combine, curves, levels and other processing in Photoshop.  Final touches in PixInsight
Optical System: 14.5 Ritchey-Chretien @ F/9 w/FFC, IMG6303E/CFW-7 CCD camera, AstroDon filters, Paramount ME, dithered 3 pixels, off-axis guided.
Comments: Seeing ranged from 1.6 to 1.8 arc-sec. during the Clear exposures.