M74 - NGC 628 (spiral galaxy in Pisces)                        (image above is reduced-size crop | other sizes:  medium , original)

Distance:  30 million light years

Telescope Takahashi TOA-130F @ f/7.7
Mount Takahashi EM200 Temma II
Camera QSI 690wsg @ -15C
Filters Astrodon Tru-Balance I-Series LRGB Gen 2
Guider SX Lodestar
Settings 14x10min L (bin1x1); 3x5min ea RGB (bin2x2); AstroArt5, CS4 (slightly cropped, 10xdarks/flats/fdarks/bias)

7 November 2018 - Las Cruces, NM

Published as Astronomy Magazine Picture of the Day, 18 Feb 19 (screenshot).
in Amateur Astronomy Magazine quarterly, Winter 2019  issue, pg 78 (screenshot).

This image is LRGB.

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