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Astrophotography Gallery > Galaxies > Spiral Galaxy M74
Date: Saturday, August 10, 2013
Location: Ahwahnee Hills Observatory, California
 
Spiral Galaxy M74, also catalogued as NGC628, is a beautiful face-on spiral galaxy in the constellation Pisces. It is estimated that M74 contains approximately 100 billion stars. It lies at a distance of approrimately 30 million light years from Earth.
 
Mount: Celestron CGEM (Hypertuned)
Camera: Canon 60D (Stock)
Scope/Lens: Orion Astrograph 8" f/3.9 Newtonian
Guide Scope: Orion ST 80mm f/5 Refractor
Guide Camera: Orion Starshoot Autoguider
 
Exposure #1 (RGB):
   26 x 180 Seconds @ ISO 1600, f/3.9
   10 Darks, 40 Flats/Dark Flats/Bias

 
Integration: 1 Hour, 18 Minutes, 0 Seconds
 
Processing: BackyardEOS, PHD, DeepSkyStacker, Adobe Photoshop CS6
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