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M74 - Phantom Galaxy in Pisces - 20071013

M74 is a beautiful face on spiral galaxy in Pisces. It is rougly 30-40 million light years away.

Taken from H2O, October 13, 2007.
21 x 30 sec exposures
Orion 8" Newtonina (f4.9) on Sirius mount
Orion Starshoot Deep Space Imager (gain 63; offset 103)
Captured and stacked with Nebulosity
Stacked with Drizzle settings of 0.8, 1.2, 3.
Basic image stretching in Photoshop
Image cleanup using Astronomy Tools

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