Re: Colliding galaxies in Virgo (NGC 4567/4568)
- Thanks to everyone for the encouraging comments on this one - much appreciated.
--- In email@example.com, "epulinx" <e_pulinx@...> wrote:
> fantastic !
> E-M Pulinx,MD
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "waddington50" <bw_msg01@> wrote:
> > This is a recent image, shot on 4/13 and 5/11/2013 from a dark-sky site
> > near Anza, CA. The imaging train is a 12.5" PlaneWave scope with a
> > QSI-640ws camera operating at f/8 using an OAG. Integration times were
> > 170:70:60:50 minutes LRGB, 5.8 hours total. Median FWHM in luminance
> > was 2.9 a-s before processing.
> > The image can be seen here:
> > http://www.oc-aisig.org/zenphoto/albums/Astronomy-Images/siamese_lrgb_3.\
> > jpg
> > <http://www.oc-aisig.org/zenphoto/albums/Astronomy-Images/siamese_lrgb_3\
> > .jpg>
> > Click on the image to see the full resolution rendition which shows more
> > detail in the galaxy cores.
> > Processing was done with CCDStack for the "heavy lifting", ExCalibrator
> > for color balance, and PS for final adjustments. This target is a bit
> > tricky to process because the galaxy cores are fairly low-contrast, and
> > there aren't a lot of amateur images of this field for use as
> > references.
> > Thanks for looking - comments and criticism welcome...
> > Bruce Waddington
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