M96 in Leo

Posted by CraigAndTammy
on Thursday, March 26, 2009

by Craig & Tammy Temple


M96 is a spiral galaxy in the constellation Leo. Together with M95 and M105, these three galaxies form the Leo Galaxy Group. This image is over 6.5 hours total exposure time taken over 3 separate nights; March 16, 19 and 20, 2009. The temperatures were 54° F, 67° F and 51° F respectively.

  • Celestron C8 SCT with Celestron f/6.3 FR/FF
  • Atlas EQ-G w/EQMOD, guided
  • Canon 350D (self-modified) w/ Astronomik EOS Clip IR filter
  • Best 170/205 90s @ ISO 1600
  • Best 55/60 150s @ ISO 1600 (using IDAS LPS filter)
  • Dark/Sky flat/Bias calibration
  • Captured using ImagesPlus 3.75 Camera Control
  • Calibrated/Registered/Stacked/Initial processing in ImagesPlus 3.75
  • Post processed in Photoshop CS4/Gradient XTerminator/Noise Ninja/Carboni's Tools.
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