Sunday, March 9, 2008

A very dim M94...

M94 is a very difficult galaxy to image, this photo simply highlights this fact. It has a very bright core, and 2 very dim outer disks. Only one of these disks is visible in this image. It is very hard to expose one without over or underexposing the other. This image shows a bit of detail in the core area, but the outer disks are rather underexposed.

This galaxy is known as a "Starburst" galaxy. Tidal forces within these galaxies create distinct rings of star formation known as Starburst Rings. The Starburst Ring in this galaxy is easily visible along the edge of the bright core.

I took this with my Intes-Micro M500 and my DSI-Pro.

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