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NGC 4438; NGC 4435; The Markarian Eyes

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NGC 4438

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Object(s): NGC 4438; NGC 4435; The Markarian Eyes; interacting galaxies, including the irregular galaxy IC 3355 to the NW (upper-right)
Telescope: Meade 12" LX200GPS f/5.9
Camera: Atik 383L+
Mount: Meade LX200GPS w/ Superwedge, permanent pier
Filters: Astrodon LRGB Tru-Balance E-Series
Focus and
GoldFocus Plus Collimation Mask and Analysis Software v3.0
Autoguide: GoldGuide v2.1 w/ Orion 102mm Mak-Cass f/12.0, Meade DSI Pro II
Exposure: L:R:G:B = 220:30:40:35 min.; 5 min. subframes; total 5.4 hours
Process: standard LRGB; proprietary software, FITS Liberator 3, AIP4Win v2.4, Photoshop CS4
FOV: 30' x 22'
Date(s): 15 & 28 Apr 2012; 10 May 2012
Credit: Copyright © 2012 Jeff Winter, click for Inquiries