NGC5985 Spiral Galaxy

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Taken on April 29 & 30, 2004 from my backyard in Castro Valley, Ca.

C14 imaging scope @3910mm focal length (f/11) stabilized with mirror locks and with camera angle adjuster

SBIG ST10XME imaging camera @ -26C

SBIG AO7 Adaptive Optics System

FLI CFW 1 filter wheel

Optec IR-Blocking LRGB Filters (50mm unmounted)

15 exposures of 20 minutes for Luminance

Total exposure time = 5  hours

Maxim DL used for ST10XME control

CCDSOFT 5.00.126 used for AO7/ST7E control

Russ Croman's Sigma Reject Plugin for Maxim DL used for Darks, Flats, Biases and image combine

AIP4WIN used for Deconvolution and noise filtering

Russ Croman's RCImage beta used for gradient removal

Photoshop CS used for levels, curves and final touch up

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