Resembling a pinwheel this large galaxy is found in the constellation Ursa Major, the Big Dipper. The photograph is the nearly the full field of view of my telescope at f6 with the 350D camera.
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Additional information about this object can be found on the SEDS website
|Date||05.11.2007 and 05.12.2007|
|Location||Flint Hills of Kansas|
|Telescope||AP130 @ f6 w/field flattener|
|Camera||Canon 350D, Hutech modified type I|
|Exposure||Stack of 35, 9 minute exposures at ISO 800|
|Notes||66°F, 87%rh, average to good transparancy.|
Calibrated with bias, dark and flat frames.
Initial RAW conversion, registration and stacking in IRIS.
Noise reduction in PixInsight LE 1.02 Additional adjustments in Photoshop CS2