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Taken 4-Apr-11
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Subcategory:Night Sky
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Photo Info

Dimensions3600 x 2400
Original file size4.21 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceUncalibrated
Date taken4-Apr-11 17:24
Date modified10-Apr-11 17:24
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelD40 Modified
ISO speedISO 1600
Messier 108 Edge On Galaxy in Ursa Major

Messier 108 Edge On Galaxy in Ursa Major

About this Object:
Messier 108 (also known as NGC 3556) is a barred spiral galaxy in the constellation Ursa Major. From the perspective of the Earth, this galaxy is seen almost edge-on. This galaxy is an isolated member of the Ursa Major Cluster cluster of galaxies in the Virgo supercluster.

About this Photo:
Date(s): April 4, 2011
Location: From my driveway in Georgetown, Texas
Telescope: Celestron C9.25 @ F10
Mount: HEQ-5
Guiding: Orion StarShoot AutoGuider / Taurus Tracker III OAG
Camera: Canon 40D Modified
Filter: Astronomik CLS
Exposure: 9 x 600s @ ISO1600 (90 Minutes total)
Acquisition: ImagesPlus 3.75 Camera Control
Processing: ImagesPlus 3.75 – Darks,Flats,Bias
Post-processing: Adobe Photoshop CS3; Gradient Exterminator; Noise Ninja; Noel Carboni's Tools;
Temperature(s): 75º F