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M77, Spiral Galaxy in the constellation Cetus, NGC 1068
Distance: 60 million light years.
Camera: SBIG ST-2000XM
Telescope: Astrophysics Starfire 140 EDT F7.5
Mount: Astro-Physics Mach1 GTO with Advanced Telescope Systems portable pier
Images: 17 sub images @ 10 minutes each of 9 clear, 8 red for a total exposure time of 2 hours & 50 minutes - with red left as luminance only to give this B&W image.
Date: October 29, 2008
Software: Camera, mount, and guider control - CCD Commander & MaximDL, calibration
and stacking - CCDStack, further processing in Photoshop CS4.