The Fireworks Galaxy, NGC 6946
Date: September 2/3, 2011
Location: LB Pearson College of the Pacific, Metchosin, BC.
Equipment: Telescope: Astrotech AT8RC, Mount: EQ6 autoguided with Orion Autoguider camera and PHD software.
Imaging Camera: Orion SSPro, v1, MaximDLE software
Exposures: Lights - 9 X 900 seconds, Darks - 3 X 900 seconds, Flats 20 X .30 s using an electroluminescent panel and 20 Bias frames processed with ImagesPlus and PhotoShop.
Note: Excellent seeing conditions with no layer of marine air. I used 15 minute subs and what a difference. This is a slight crop of the original.