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M32 is a small companion elliptical galaxy of the Andromeda Galaxy about 2.5 million light years away.  The outer arms and dust lanes of Andromeda are visible in this shot on the right side of the frame.


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Date:  10/25/2008

Location:  Cheddar Ranch Observatory

Telescope:  LX200 10" SCT @ f/6.3

Mount:  AP-1200

Camera:  Hutech 350D

Exposure Count:  12 x 5min, 1 hour total exposure

Guiding:  Orion 80ED, SBIG ST-402ME, CCD Soft

Post Processing:

ImagesPlus:  Raw conversion, dark and flat calibration, align and combine, digital development

Photoshop CS3:  Smart sharpen, levels, curves, saturation

NeatImage:  Noise reduction

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