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M 88 !

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Here is a cool spiral I shot last year in May -
M88
12 exposures, 8 min @ISO1600 + 24 exposures 5 min@ISO1600 + 12 exposures 2 min for star colors
Imaging scope = C8 XLT on the CG5-GT mount
Imaging camera = Canon 450D xsi
Guide scope = Orion ST-80 shorty
Guide camera = Meade DSI OSC
Guided with PHD
Stacked in DSS
Processed with PS CS4, Noel's actions, Star Spikes Pro
Many layer maskes used to highlight individual M88 spiral components, and background fuzzies.

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