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Image Data: Object Information:
  • Exposure:  LRGB - 9x15:3x15:3x6.6:4x8.3 min 
    • L binned 1x1, RGB binned 2x2
  • RGB Combine Ratios - 1.0:1.0:1.0
  • Telescope:  Meade 10" LX200 @ f/6.3 (with Ted Agos adapter)
  • Mount:  Meade field tripod w/ super wedge
  • Guiding:  AO-7 @ ~40 Hz (Luminance)
  • Camera:  SBIG ST-2000XM, SBIG CFW-8
  • Location:  My backyard in Goleta, CA
  • Date/Time: 
    • Luminance: April 17/18, 2004, 23:36-02:15 PDT
    • RGB: April 20, 2004,  21:03-23:45 PDT
  • Processing:  Taken, and reduced in CCDSoft v5.  Combined with Ray Gralak's Sigma Combine.  DDP applied to Luminance with custom software.  3 iterations of CCDSharp deconvolution to luminance only.  RGB Combine with custom software.  Curves, Levels, Saturation boost, selective bluring, gradient removal applied in Photoshop.  Luminance added in Photoshop.
  • Name:  NGC3628
  • Type:  Edge-on Galaxy
  • Constellation:  Leo
  • Distance:  25-35 million light years
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