NGC 3031 (Bode's Galaxy, with faint Holmberg IX above M81) (image
is reduced-size | other sizes: medium
12 million light years
Takahashi TOA-130F @ f/7.7
Takahashi EM200 Temma II
QSI 690wsg @ -15C
Astrodon Tru-Balance I-Series LRGB Gen
18x10min L (bin1x1); 2x5min R, 3x5min
ea GB (bin2x2); AstroArt5, CS4 (slightly cropped, 10xdarks/flats/fdarks/bias)
23 January 2018 - Las Cruces, NM
Published as Astronomy Magazine Picture of the Day,
28 May 18 (screenshot).
- also on Facebook, here.
This image is LRGB, only. If you do a stretch
of this, you can see I picked up some IFN...even with my light
polluted skies. Lost an R frame in this session unfortunately, so carefully managed
color. Also, combined a slight amount of color from my 2013
session (also with TOA and using previous QSI camera).