Galaxy in Leo

Uploaded 3/31/2001

This beautiful 10th magnitude galaxy in Leo boasts a yellow bar, and blue spiral arms filled with numerous HII regions. Also note the outer arms which are much more extensive. Extensive work on the drive system of this instrument has yeilded much better star images during long exposures.

Instrument:  12.5" f/5 Home made Newtonian
CCD Camera:  SBIG237
Exposure:  LRGB = 80:20:20:24 (RGB Binned 2x2)
Filters:  RGB Tricolor
Location:  Payson, Arizona
Elevation:  5150 ft.
Sky:  Seeing 8/10, Transparency 8/10
Outside Temperature:  35 F
CCD Temperature:  -20 F
Processing:  Maxim DL, Photoshop, PW Pro.

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