ASTRO IMAGES By Doug Wheeland


   M 74 - Galaxy in Pisces

M 74                     EQUIPMENT
Telescope ----  12.5" RCOS RC at 114" FL
Mount --------  Astro-Physics AP1200
Camera -------  SBIG ST8E/CFW8
Guided -------  SBIG AO7

07 Oct. 2005
150 min. Total
30 min. Sub-Exposures
Acquired Using MaxIm CCD

Data Reduction Using MaxIm DL
Finished Using Adobe Photo Shop

Star Ranch Road Observatory
South Western Colorado Springs
Elevation 6500 Feet


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This beautiful "Grand Design" spiral is almost perfectly face on to our line of sight.  It is a very large galaxy, perhaps 26.5 MLY distant.

All Images Copyright Douglas R. Wheeland (c)2005

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