Image taken at Clayton Bay, South Australia

Equipment - GSO RC12 STXL11002

Guiding - Integrated guide camera

Software - MaximDL, Focusmax, Pinpoint, CCDautopilot 5

LRGB 420 135 135 135 (20 minute subs luminance and 15 minutes for RGB)

Darks, flats and biases applied

Processed in CCD stack and Photoshop CS6

Object -Located in the constellation of Virgo at a distance of 28 million light years. The galaxy is classifed as an unbarred spiral which is about 50,000 light years in diameter or about 30% the size of the Milkyway galaxy.