Saturday, October 11, 2008

Spiral Galaxy M74

I shot M74 through my little Stellarvue NightHawk II. It came out pretty good for an achro refractor. I used my Orion Deep Space Imager for this shot, and a strong minus violet filter. I do not remember the stats for the image, but I think it was about a dozen 3 minute images. I am pretty sure I guided these shots.

M74 is a very tough target, especially on a night that is not totally dark. It was quite a feat to locate it in a small 80mm scope.

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