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17-NOV-2010 Press F11 for full screen mode

Deep inside the Sombrero Galaxy

Click on image to see the wide field versions

Highly magnified close up cropped from original full frame

**Best viewed sitting back in your chair :-)

AP152 F7.5 Starfire APO + FLI ProLine16803 CCD & CFW-5-7
LRGB = 210 30 30 30min Astronomik 50mm square filters
-30C chip temp, darks and flats (AstroHandy LightRing used for flats)
Focal Length: 1300mm
Image scale = 1.4"/pix
Guide Camera: Starlightxpress SXVH9

Taken from Bob and Pats farm in average seeing

Some links to equipment used to take this image:

Finger Lakes Instrumentation (FLI) CCD cameras and equipment:

StarlightXpress CCD cameras and equipment

Astro-Elecronic FS2 scope GOTO controller:

Gerd Neumann and Astronomik filters:

MSB Software & Astroart 4

STAR Atlas:PRO planetarium software

AstroHandy Accessories

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