Object RA 11:57.6 Dec 53:22
|| 75 minutes (15
X 5 minutes)
||Canon 350D DSLR
||8" f/4 Schmidt Newtonian Telescope
||Bedford, Nova Scotia
||This image was taken under third magnitude skies.
As a result there was a lot of red background in the image which had to
The stars were then separated
from the background so the background could be noise reduced without
bluring the stars. The image was stretched and a mask used to bring out
the galaxy. The star colour was slightly enhanced and slight star trails removed.
Finally a gradient was
removed and the layers recombined.