NGC 600 / NGC 615 in Cetus
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Scope: Megrez II 80 mm APO at f/5.8, Location: Laguna Mountains, CA 21 September 2011 Camera: Artemis285
Exposure: 16 x 5 min (1x1 bin) exposure with UV/IR block, 8 x 3 min (2x2 bin) RGB exposures.
Processing: Images were captured with Artemis Capture (as FITs). Aligned/stacked and dark subtracted in Astroart with Sigma Combine. IR / UV Blocking filter and Color channels were scaled and color balanced in Astroart. Channels were co-registered in Astroart. Luminance channel consisted of the IR/UV blocking filter exposures. Curves and Levels applied in Photoshop to the Luminance channel to optimize star depth. Final LRGB combine was done in Photoshop. Final Image size is approximately 1800 x 1350.
North is up in this image. NGC 600 is the small spiral toward the center of this field. The other major galaxies in this image form left to right are NGC 615, NGC 596, and NGC5 84. Also visible are two smaller galaxies PGC 05870, and PGC 05679. Htis field is in the constellation of Cetus. Horizontal FOV is approximately 67'
Image center is approximately - Equatorial 2000: RA: 00h 45m 44s Dec: +85°18'38"
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