NGC 2608 (Arp 012), spiral galaxy type SB(s)b, in Cancer. In the Arp Atlas this galaxy is in the class
of “Spiral Galaxy with split arm”. The split arm is clearly visible at roughly the 4 o’clock position.
Taken Feb 6, 8 and 9, 2011. Imaged with CCD Lab’s Q285M and a Celestron EdgeHD 9.25
at f10 on a Losmandy G11/Gemini mount. This is a crop of a larger image see:
The L subframes were 8 minutes binned 1x1, while the RGB subframes were 2.5 minutes binned 2x2
resulting in the following total exposures L:R:G:B (min) = 360:55:55:55. Captured with Nebulosity,
calibrated and sigma combined in Iris with other processing using PixInsight LE and
Photoshop CS. North is up.