Image taken April 2010, at Clayton Bay, South Australia
Equipment - GSO 8" RC, Takahashi flattener with QSI583 WSG
Guiding - Orion Star Shoot autoguider on OAG and Takahashi EM400 mount.
LRGB 180 120 140 170
Darks, flats and biases applied
Processed in CCDstack and Photoshop CS3
Notes -I would like to add some Ha to this image just to give it a real boost to the colour.
Target details: Also known as the Southern Pinwheel, it lies around 15 million light years distance in the constellation of Hydra. It has been the source of six supernova since 1923. A stunning object to view but even nicer to image.