NGC 4244 Silver Needle Galaxy
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NGC 4244 Silver Needls Galaxy in the constellation Canes Venatici.
Distance: 4-8 million light years
Camera: SBIG ST-10XME
Telescope: Astrophysics Starfire 140 EDT F7.5
Mount: Astro-Physics Mach1 GTO with Advanced Telescope Systems portable pier
Images: An LRGB image with a total exposure time of 15 hours 20 minutes with 92 subexposures of 23@10min of luminance, 26@10min of red, 23@10min of green, & 20@10minof blue.
Date: April & May 2014
Software: Camera, mount, and guider control - CCD Commander & MaximDL; calibration, stacking, & color creation in CCDStack, and further processing in Photoshop CS6.