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Javier Gómez Laina                                                
M63 in Canes Venatici
(click on image for M63 wide field  -  438 Kb)


            

Object:             M63 -  The Sunflower galaxy    
Telescope:       COMELLAS-2  telescope (250 f/4.8 Newton). Lumicon coma corrector, LPS filter.
Camera:           Canon 350d  modified (infrared filter removed)
Exposures:       106 x 600"   (17:40 total exposure)  ISO 200                       
Resolution:       1.1"/pixel
Date:                7 - 9 May 2007
Guiding:           MX716 on Off-Axis Guider 
 

Processing:

Bias, Darks & Flat calibration
SDMask combining
Dynamic Background Extraction (sky gradient correction)
Histogram and Curves adjust


Software:
ImagesPlus, PixInSight, PhotoShop.