The Virgo Galaxies

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Image Data: Object Information:
  • Exposure:  Clear
    • Mosaic of 9 frames
    • All exposures binned 1x1
    • Each frame is 9x300s
  • Telescope:  Stellarvue SV80S @ f/4.77
  • Mount:  MI-250 GoTo
  • Camera:  SBIG ST-2000XM CCD, SBIG CFW-8
  • Location:  My backyard in Goleta, CA
  • Date/Time: 
    • March 30/31, 2005,  20:39-05:07 PST
  • Processing:  Taken  in MaxIm/DL using CCD Commander 100% UNATTENDED while I slept!  Reduced in CCDSoft.  Aligned sub-frames with RegiStar.  Combined sub-exposures with Ray Gralak's Sigma Clip.  Aligned mosaic with RegiStar.  Gradient removal and DDP with MaxIm/DL.  Mosaic assembled, curves, and levels in Photoshop.
  • Name:  M58, M59, M60, M84, M86, M87, M88, M89, M90, M91, plus many more.
  • Type:  Galaxies
  • Constellation:  Virgo and Coma Berenices
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