M106 Spiral Galaxy from Stinger450 Classical Cassegrain

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Taken on April 27, 2006 from my backyard in Castro Valley, Ca

Finger Lakes IMG6303E imaging camera operated at -26C

Mark I series II 450mm f/12.6 classical cassegrain operated at 3366mm focal length

Finger Lakes CFW-7 filter wheel

SBIG ST7ME guide camera operated at -20C

Lumicon Giant Easy Guider with reducer

Astro-Physics AP1200GTO mount

50mm Optec Red filter

Six 10 minute exposures binned 2x2

one hour total exposure time

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