Astrophotography by Keith B. Quattrocchi

           M65 and M66
    Spiral Galaxies in Leo
    LRGB Image
                        Copyright 2014
                      Keith B Quattrocchi


                                      Image Acquisition Information                      
                               Telescope:   16" RCOS Richey Chretien Telescope (ion milled at f/9) 
                               Camera:       SBIG STL-11000
                               Guiding:       SBIG 402
                               Filters:         Astrodon LRBG Filters
                               Mount:        Software Bisque Paramount ME
                               Acquisition Programs:   The Sky,CCDAutopliot IV, CCD Soft, FocusMax 
                               Processing ProgramsCCDStack, Maxim DL, Photoshop
                               Date: Data processed June 15, 2014.  Data aquisition: May 17, 2014-
                               June 2,2014                              
                               Time: 8 x30 min ( 4 hours) for each of L,R,G,B for a total of 16
                               Processing:  CCD Stack and PhotoShop CS/4
Image Infornmation: M65 and M66 are spiral galaxies in Leo. 
Processing Infornmation  This LRGB image was obtained using  AstroDon LRGB filters.  The LRGB images were assembled in CCDStack.  LRGB images were then compined in Photoshop.  Further stretching, high pass filtering and background smoothing was performed with Adobe Photoshop CS/4.  All data stretching was by minimal stretching with gamma and DDP in CCD Stack and then further stretching with curves/levels in photoshop.   

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