M86 Region in Coma Berenices

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Taken on April 7, 2003 from my backyard in Castro Valley, Ca

AP155EDF @ 1085mm FL, f/7 imaging scope

FLI IMG1024S Dream Machine @-40C imaging camera

Astro-Physics 80mm Guidescope 900mm FL

SBIG ST7E @-15C guide camera

AP1200GTO mount

Optec TCF-S robotic focuser

FLI CFW1 Filter Wheel

OPTEC IR-Blocking RGB filters

6 exposures of 5 minutes each through R, G, B filters. Total exposure time: 1.5hrs

Maxim DL 3.0.7 used for image capture

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