Image Acquisition Information
Telescope: 16" RCOS Ritchey-Chretien Telescope (ion milled at f/9)
Camera: SBIG STL-6303 M
Guiding: SBIG AOL, Astrodon MOAG AOG (SBIG 237
Filters: Astrodon L. R. G, B
Mount: Software Bisque Paramount ME
Acquisition Programs: The Sky,CCDAutopliot III, CCD Soft.
Processing Programs: CCDStack, Maxim DL, Photoshop
Date: May 3 - May 10, 2008
Time: 18x20 min ( 6
hours) each for L, R, G, B: total 24 hrs
Processing: CCD Stack and PhotoShop CS/3
Image Infornmation: This is
a small, faint (magnitude 10.7) edge on galaxy approximately 7-8 million light years away. It is part
of a group of galaxies known as the Canes I group.
Additional Comments: Image processing with CCDStack, producing an RGB. The RGB and Luminance images were combined in Photoshop
CS/3 (soft light option). Further data stretching, high pass filtering and background smoothing (Kodak Gem)
performed with Adobe Photoshop CS/3.