Silver Needle Galaxy, NGC 4244
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NGC 4244, Silver Needle Galaxy in the constellation Canes Venatici
Distance: 4-8 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: 48 sub images @ 5 minutes each of 12 clear, 12 red, 12 green, and 12 blue
for a total exposure time of 4 hours.
Date: May 30, 2008
Software: Camera, mount, and guider control - CCD Commander & MaximDL, calibration
and stacking - CCDStack, further processing in Photoshop CS2.