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Taken on July 11, 2003 from my backyard in Castro Valley, Ca.
Takahashi Mewlon 210 imaging scope (2415mm focal length, f/11)
SBIG ST10XME imaging camera @-22C
Astro-Physics AP80mm guide scope (900mm focal length)
SBIG ST7E guide camera @-20C
Finger Lakes Instrumentation CFW-1
Optec IR-Blocking LRGB filters
Optec TCF-S robotic focuser
Maxim DL 3.10 used for image capture, manipulation. Sigma Beta 10 used for image combining. Photoshop 7.0 used for final touchup and sizing.
Luminance: Six exposures of 10 minutes through Luminance filter
Red: Five exposures of 10 minutes through Red filter (binned 2x2)
Green: Five exposures of 10 minutes through Green filter (binned 2x2)
Blue: Five exposures of 10 minutes through Blue filter (binned 2x2)
3.5 hours total exposure