M 61, NGC 4292 & NGC 4301


Messier 61 (also known as NGC 4303) is a spiral galaxy in the Virgo Cluster. Two small galaxies are also visible on this image: NGC 4301 at the upper left corner and NGC 4292 at the upper right.


Technical Details:

Optics: ASA N 12 Astrograph at /6.8
Mount: ASA DDM 85
Camera: SBIG STL-11000M
Filters: Astronomik LRGB filter set
Dates/Times: 29 April 2012
Location: Rozhen
Exposure Details: L = 60 min, R = 40 min; G = 40 min; B = 40 min.
Subexposures: 10 minutes
Acquisition: CCD Soft
Processing: PixInsight, Photoshop CS

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