NGC2903 Spiral Galaxy in Unfiltered + RGB Light from Stinger 450 Classical Cassegrain and FLI Proline3200 with Optec RGB filters

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Taken on Feb 28, 2008 and March 2 & 3, 2008 from my backyard in Castro Valley, Ca.


Stinger 450 Classical Cassegrain (18" f/12.6)  

Lumicon Giant Easy Guider with Focal reducer for final: F= 3366mm, f/7.1

(binned 2x2, image scale = 0.84 arc-sec/pixel at capture)

Finger Lakes PL3200ME imaging camera operated at -45C


Finger Lakes CFW1 Filter wheel

SBIG ST7E guide camera

95 exposures of 5 minutes 

7 hours 50 minutes total exposure time

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