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M65

M65

Object: M65
Constellation: Leo
Distance: 35 million light-years
Magnitude: 9.3
Comments: M65 is a spiral galaxy located in the Constellation Leo, at an approximate distance of 35 million light-years. The galaxy disk is nearly edge-on, with tightly wound spiral arms and wide dust lanes illuminated by the bright core.

Date: 2002
Place: Asheville, NC
Exposure Details: LRGB: 60:30:30:30 at -20c, Lumincance unbinned; RGB binned 2
Processing: Processed using Registar, Maxlm, CCDSharp, and Photoshop CS

Optics: LX200 10"
Focal Length: 1800mm @ f11.6
Mount: Fork Mount
Camera: ST-10XME, CFW-8; LPS filter
Focuser: None
Guiding: On-chip using the AO-7
Filters: Tru-Balance LRGB1 1/4"

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