ASTRO IMAGES By Doug Wheeland


          NGC 4244 - Galaxy in Canes Venatici

NGC 4244                     EQUIPMENT
Telescope ----  12.5" RCOS RC at 114" FL
Mount --------  Astro-Physics AP1200
Camera -------  SBIG ST8E/CFW8
Guided -------  SBIG AO7

26 Apr. 2003
80 min. Total
20 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 spiral salaxy is thought to be between 4 and 8 million light years distant.  That is close to our galaxy so there is good detail in the image.

All Images Copyright Douglas R. Wheeland (c)2003

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