M 95 Barred Spiral Galaxy

M 95 Barred Spiral Galaxy

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Object: M 95 Barred Spiral Galaxy Constellation Leo

Distance: 32.6 Million light years

Date(s) Taken: April 25 - May 21 2009

Telescope: Orion XT - 12 and Televue Paracorr

Focal Length: 1720 mm

Camera: ST 2000 XM operating at -25 deg C sensor temperature, Water Cooling

Resolution: 0.89 Arc-seconds / Pixel

Exposures: 6 hours total duration

11 Luminance - 10 Minute Images binned 1x1

8 Red - 10 Minute Images binned 1x1

9 Green - 10 Minute Images binned 1x1

8 Blue - 10 Minute Images binned 1x1

58% Utilization (I threw away 42% of the images)

 

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Brook Mar Observatory

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