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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Final version of M104, the "Sombrero galaxy"

M104, imaged with a Northern Galactic members remote telescope in Australia,

Final version of the Northern Galaxy members remote telescopes personal first light, Sombrero galaxy, M104.
Now all the sub exposures are Dark- and Flat-frame calibrated.

Close up.

Technical details

16" RCOS ja Apogee U9000 camera. 
LRGB combo.
25x300s for the Luminance and 4x300s / RGB-channel . Dark and Flat calibrated.
Raw data is shared with Petri Kehusmaa and J-P Metsavainio

Processing workflow:
Image acquisition, MaxiDL
Stacked and calibrated in CCDStack.
Deconvolution with a CCDSharp, 30 iterations.

Levels, curves and color combine in PS CS3.

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