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Object Type: Spiral Galaxy (Sc)
Size: 11' x 10'
Meade LX200R/STL-11000M/Astrodon LRGB filters/Paramount ME
Exposures: LRGB: L 40 x 10 minutes, binned 2x2: R 27 x 10 minutes: G
24 x 10 minutes: B 24 x 10 minutes: RGB binned 3x3
Date: August 9-11, 2013
Location: Landers, California, USA
Technical Notes: Individual exposures were dithered using CCDAutoPilot5 and then calibrated, registered, and combined using CCDStack2.
A High-Pass Filter of 2 pixels was applied to the bright portion of the luminance image,
and Smart Sharpen was also applied. The RGB image was duplicated and blended with the
original using Soft Light to enhance color.