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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

NGC 4945, Finalized

NGC 4945, edge on spiral Galaxy in constellation Centaurus.

I was able to finalize this version, since I now have all the needed calibration images, Dark, Bias and Flat frames. This beautiful, large, edge on galaxy is overlooked, since there is two showpieces at neighborhood, M83 and the Centaurus A.

NGC 4945, imaged with a Northern Galactic members remote telescope in Australia,

 Technical details

16" RCOS ja Apogee U9000 camera. 
LRGB combo.
22x300s for the Luminance and 4x300s / RGB-channel . Dark and Flat calibrated.
Raw data is shared by 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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