M63 - Spiral Galaxy in Canes Venatici


Copyright 2008 Frank Hinson

Date/Location:    May 9, 2008     Foster/Hinson Observatory    Bethune, SC
Instrument:    Canon 350D (modified IR filtering) Digital SLR through 12.5" f5 Newtonian 
Focal Ratio:   f5
Guiding:    None
Exposure: 4.33 hours total (52 x 5 minutes @ ISO 1600)
Filters:    Baader UV/IR block
Processing:    Focused and captured with DSLRFocus.  RAW to TIFF conversion, auto-dark and flat frame calibration, Digital Development, resizing and JPEG conversion in ImagesPlus.