Markarian's Chain widefield ("Downtown Virgo")

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Taken on April 29, 2006 from Fremont Peak State Park in San Juan Bautista, Ca

Pentax SMC 300mm f/4 medium format (6x7) camera lens (First Light)

FLI IMG6303E Imaging camera operated at -26C

Takahashi FCT76 guide scope

ST7ME guide camera operated at -15C

FLI CFW7 color filter wheel

FLI DF2 Digital Focuser

Custom made camera lens adapter system

FLI Research Grade RGB filters

7 exposures of 5 minutes through Red Filter

5 exposures of 5 minutes through Greeb Filter

6 exposures of 5 minutes through Blue Filter

One and a half hours  total exposure time

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