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NGC 4826; M64; Black Eye Galaxy

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NGC 4826

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Object(s): NGC 4826; M64; Black Eye Galaxy
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 = 275:75:75:95 min.; 5 min. subframes; total 8.7 hours
Process: standard LRGB; proprietary software, FITS Liberator 3, AIP4Win v2.4, Photoshop CS4
FOV: 16' x 12' (cropped)
Date(s): 14, 15, 16 & 17 May 2012
Credit: Copyright © 2012 Jeff Winter, click for Inquiries