Disturbed Starburst-driven superwind galaxy in Camelopardalis
Date: November 22-25, 2006
Camera: SBIG STL6303E
Filters: AstroDon LRGB
Camera control software: CCDSoft
Guiding/adaptive optics: AO-L
Camera temperature: -20C
Image Acquisition Software: CCDAP3
Telescope: RCOS 16 Carbon Tube, Aries optics, F9 with Field Flattener
Telescope control software: RCOS TCC, TheSky6
Mount: Paramount ME (MKS 4000)
Total exposure time: 980 minutes
Luminance: 42 x 10 minute, binned 1x1 (best 42 of 72 total Luminance exposures selected)
RGB: 18 x10 minute Red, 19 x 10 minute Green, 19 x 10 minute Blue, binned 1x1
Conditions: Seeing conditions over 4 nights averaged 2-2.5 arc sec; target elevation from 31 degrees to
FWHM of combined Luminance data: 2.49 arc sec raw, 1.87 arc sec deconvolved.
Processing: CDSoft, Sigma, Registar, CCDInspector, MaximDL, MiraAP, CCDSharp, Photoshop CS2.
Image appeared in May 2007 issue of Sky & Telescope Magazine.