NGC 4244

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NGC 4244
Object Type:
Spiral galaxy (Sc)
Constellation: Canes Venatici
Magnitude: 10.0
16.6' x 1.9'

NGC 4244 is an edge-on spiral galaxy located 14 million light-years from our galaxy.

Equipment: Meade 14" LX200R/STL-11000M/Astrodon LRGB filters/Paramount ME
F-ratio: f/9.5
Exposures: LRGB: L 10 x 10 minutes, binned 2x2: R 10 x 10 minutes: G 10 x 10 minutes: B 10 x 10 minutes: RGB binned 3x3
Date: April 21, 2012
Location: Landers, California, USA
Technical Notes: Individual exposures were dithered using CCDAutoPilot2 and then sigma combined. The RGB image was created in Registar 1.0. A high-pass filter was applied to portions of the luminance image. Reduce Noise was applied to the dim portions of the RGB and luminance images. A duplicate of the RGB image was combined with the original using Hard Light to increase color saturation.

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