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M33 The Triangulum Galaxy
Image was acquired from Bob Barrow's roll-off roof observatory located west of Fredericksburg, Texas on the nights of November 11th and 12th 2010.
Telescope: Takahashi TOA130 with focal reducer in, F-ratio 5.8 total focal length 750 MM, mount, Takahashi NJP. Telescope control through Sky X
Camera: SBIG ST10XME with CFW-10 equipped with Astrodon 3nm narrow band S2, 03 and H alpha filters in addition to the standard RGB and luminance filters. Camera control was through Maxim DL
This is an LRGB composite image with approximately 3 1/2 hours of total exposure time. Bias, flats and dark exposures were all used to calibrate the image. Image stacking and preliminary calibration was done through Maxim DL, final processing was through Adobe Photoshop CS4