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Whale Galaxy and Neighbors
Type Spiral Galaxy
Constellation Canes Venatici
Distance 25,000,000 ly
More Info
Date 12 May 2007 (Spring)
Place Little Blair Valley, Anza-Borrego Desert, CA
Exposure Data LRGB 60:45:45:45 mins @ -15C
Lum 4x15 (bin 1x1), R 3x15, G 3x15, B 3x15 (bin 2x2)
Notes NGC4631, NGC4656, NGC4627
Optics Takahashi FSQ-106N Refractor
Focal Length 530mm @f/5
Mount Astro-Physics 900GTO
Camera SBIG ST-2000XM
Focuser Robo-Focus
Filters CFW10A, Astrodon LRGB
Software MaxIm DL, RegiStar, Photoshop

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