M86 & Company

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Image Data: Object Information:
  • Exposure:  CRGB - 55x300s:12x300s:13x300s:11x300s
    • Clear binned 1x1, RGB binned 2x2
  • 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: March 13/14, 23:05-06:04 MDT
    • RGB: March 19/20, 21:39-06:11 MDT
  • Processing: Taken  in MaxIM/DL v4 using CCD Commander.  Reduced, aligned, combined sub-exposures, Positive Constraint deconvolution to the Luminance, and RGB combine in CCDStack. Color balancing, Lab LRGB combine, contrast adjustment, selective bluring, and saturation boost in Photoshop.
  • Notes: Personal first production using the facilities at JMSM Observatory remotely.  
    Thanks Mike!
  • Names: 
    • M86, M84, NGC4637, NGC4402, NGC4435,  NGC4438, NGC4387, NGC4388, NGC4413, NGC4425, NGC4440, NGC4436, NGC4431, IC3355 plus many others.
  • Type:  Galaxy Cluster
  • Constellation:  Virgo
  • Distance: about 60 million light-years
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