Friday, October 31, 2008

M74 with the Big scope

The spiral galaxy in the image above is known as M74. It is a very nice spiral, but is notoriously difficult to image. It takes a very dark sky to bring out all the details. This image was shot through my SN10, with my Canon 300D. It is about 12 four minute images at ISO 1600, shot guided by a 60mm refractor. I have been doing lots of images with the SNT, since I have had some collimation problems. This is one of the images I used for that, sort of a diagnostic image, if you will.

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