M86 Widefield Galaxy Field in RGB

Click image to enlarge, click here for highest resolution

Taken May 14, 2005 from Fremont Peak State Park, near San Juan Bautista, California

Pentax Takkumar 150mm f/2.8 medium format camera lens (stopped down to f/4)

ST10XME imaging camera operated at -20C

Finger Lakes DF2 Digital Focuser

Finger Lakes CFW7 Filter wheel (first light testing!)

Takahashi FCT-76 guide scope

SBIG ST7E guide camera

Custom made camera mounting frame (first light testing!)

Optec IR-Blocking RGB filters (50mm unmounted)

Six exposures of five minutes for R, G, B filters

one and a half hours total exposure time

Hit Counter