M33 - Spiral Galaxy in Triangulum


Copyright 2008 Frank Hinson

Date/Location:    October 2008     Foster/Hinson Observatory    Bethune, SC
Instrument:    Canon 450XSi (modified IR filtering) Digital SLR through 8" f/3.9 home built Newtonian 
Focal Ratio:   f/3.9
Guiding:    Orion guider
Exposure: 6 hours total (120 x 3 minutes @ ISO 800)
Filters:    Baader UV/IR block internal to camera
Processing:    Focused and captured, RAW to TIFF conversion, auto-dark and flat frame calibration, Digital Development in ImagesPlus.  Final tweaking in Photoshop PS2.