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Wednesday, April 2, 2008
This beautiful edge-on galaxy, in constellation Coma Berenices, has a unbarred spiral structure.
Distance from our home planet is about 53 milijon light-years.
Transparency was poor, but seeing better than usually in my location.
Result from that, is tighter stars and some details can be seen in the galaxy disc.
Optics: Meade LX200 GPS 12" @ f6.3
guiding: SXV-AO, active optics unit and LodeStar guider
Exposures: 8 x 1200s+ Flats and Bias frames, no darks total exposure time´2h. -
Filter: IDAS LP