Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Spiral Galaxy M74
Here is the Spiral Galaxy M74, showing off it's classic spiral structure. I shot this using an older CCD, the SAC 8 II, that I like to use due to it's extremely sensitive chip. This is a composite of 90 eight to twenty second images stacked. Anything longer than that and the CCD was so saturated nothing could be seen of the galaxy. That is how stupid sensitive this camera is. I could have stretched the image a bit more to bring out some more detail, but it looked good so I just left it.