M74 - Grand design spiral in Pisces

Posted by dcrowson
on Sunday, December 30, 2018

M74 (NGC 628, UGC 1149 and many others) is a grand design spiral galaxy located approximately 32 million light-years away in Pisces.

Luminance – 24x600s – 240 minutes – binned 1x1
RGB – 8x300s – 40 minutes each – binned 2x2

360 minutes total exposure – 6 hours

Imaged November 6th and 7th, 2018 from Dark Sky New Mexico at Rancho Hidalgo (Animas, New Mexico) with a SBIG STF-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT12RCT at f/8 2432mm.

LRGB - https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/31593005057/sizes/l

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