M105, M96
NGC3412, NGC3384, NGC3389

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M105, M96, NGC3412, NGC3384, NGC3389
Constellation: Leo - The Lion
Type: Galaxies
Position: For M105
RA:10h 47m 8s
DEC:+12d 35m
Magnitude: M105 - 9.3
M96 - 9.2
Exposure: Taken 5/13/07 at the Texas Star Party
5 X 300 sec ISO 800
Processing: Raw images converted to 16bit TIFs, dark subtracted and stacked (average) in ImagesPlus.
Levels and curves adjusted in Photoshop.
Equipment: Canon 300d (modified)
Orion 80ED  f/7.5 refractor at prime focus
Losmandy G11 Gemini mount
SBIG ST-4 autoguider
Celestron guidescope
Notes: See chart below for galaxy identification.
The astrophoto gremlins struck while shooting this image.  I had planned to shoot about 2 hours worth of data, but the camera battery gave out after only capturing 25 minutes worth.  Unfortunately, I didn't realize it until the next day.

Locator Chart

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Chart created with TheSky

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