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M74
Spiral Galaxy

Photographs by Matthew T. Russell

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Messier Number:
M74

NGC Number:
NGC 628

Constellation:
Pisces

Distance from Earth:
~35 Million Light Years

Visual Magnitude:
9.4

Size:
10 x 9.5 arc minutes
M74

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Date Taken:
10/9/2004 - 10/10/2004

Location:
Black Forest, CO

Equipment:
16" RCOS Ritchey-Chretien
Astro-Physics .67x Reducer
Bisque Paramount ME
SBIG 10XME, NABG
SBIG CFW-8a
SBIG AO-7

Exposure Specs:
230 minutes total
Lum: 18x10 min
Red: 3x5 min
Grn: 3x5 min
Blu: 4x5 min

Processed with:
MaximDL v3.0
Adobe Photoshop CS

Copyright 2004, Matthew T. Russell. All rights reserved.