M65 and M66 Spiral Galaxies

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Taken on February 18, 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:

5 exposures of 20 minutes 

1 hours  40 minutes total exposure time

Maxim DL used for ST10XME control and processing

CCDSOFT 5.00.71 used for ST7E control

AIP4WIN used for Deconvolution

Photoshop CS used for final touch up

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