Minor Planets: Asteroid 940 Kordula (mag 15.2) and Asteroid 15805 1994 GB1(mag 16.6)

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combination of luminance, red, green and blue frames

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Here's a link to another color image of this area

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DSS Images of:

M65

M66  (note the two faint spiral arms at 2 o'clock: one close in ending with a star on the end and another further out and even fainter. It shows up barely in this DSS shot). These spiral arms show up in the shot on this page above that contains the asteroid track.

NGC3628

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Taken on February 27, 2004 from my backyard in Castro Valley, Ca.

Equipment used and exposure details:

Astro-Physics AP155EDF  imaging scope @1085mm focal length (f/7) 

SBIG ST10XME imaging camera @ -30C

Astro-Physics 80mm guide scope

SBIG ST7E Guide control camera @-10C

FLI CFW 1 filter wheel

Optec IR-Blocking Luminance Filter

Exposure details:

10 exposures of 10 minutes each for Luminance

5 exposures of 10 minutes each for R, G, B (2x2 binned)

4 hours 10 minutes total exposure time

All images combined as a single channel for monochrome image

Maxim DL used for ST10XME control and processing

Russ Croman's Sigma Reject Plugin for Maxim DL used for Darks, Flats, Biases and image combine

CCDSOFT 5.00.71 used for ST7E control

AIP4WIN used for Deconvolution

Photoshop 7 used for final touch up

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