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Image Data: Object Information:
  • Exposure:  CRGB - 36x600s+10x60s:13x438s:11x600s:11x756s
    • All exposures binned 1x1
  • Telescope:  TMB152
  • Mount:  Paramount ME
  • Camera:  SBIG STL-6303 CCD, AstroDon E-Series TruBalance Filters
  • Location:  JMSM Observatory, New Mexico (Owned by Mike Sherick)
  • Date/Time: 
    • Luminance:
      • April 10 2007, 00:01-03:37 MDT
      • April 11/12 2007, 21:36-02:48 MDT
    • RGB:
      • April 17 2007, 20:24-21:38 MDT
      • April 19/20 2007, 20:53-03:34 MDT
  • Processing: Taken  in MaxIM/DL v4 using CCD Commander.  Reduced, aligned, combined sub-exposures, and RGB combine in CCDStack. Color balancing, Lab LRGB combine, contrast adjustment, USM, and saturation adjustment in Photoshop.
  • Processing v2: Noise Ninja, Shadows/Highlights, more levels and curves.
  • Name: M83 (plus many others)
  • Type:  Spiral Galaxy
  • Constellation:  Hydra
  • Distance: about 15 million light-years

  • More information in my blog entry here.
  • Updated processing here.
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