K3's Astronomy - Messier Catalog
"When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars which You have set in place, what is Man that You are mindful of him?" -- Psalm 8:3,4

M65 (Galaxy in Leo)

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M65 - Galaxy in Leo, 24.05.2003 (21:11 - 21:43 UT)
Resolution: 2.36 arcsec/pixel
Camera: Vesta 675SC2 + 0.6FR
Telescope: 8" F6 Orion Europa Newtonian
Result focal ratio: F3.6
Exposure: 42x45s (gain 100%), AMP OFF, DF, FF
Seeing: soft wind

The galaxy is part of Leo Galaxy Triplet. It is 35 million light years far away from the Earth.

Processing:
1, 42 frames captured and summed in X2 mode in K3CCDTools
2, histogram stretching and gamma 1.20
3, resized to 2/3 of size in Corel PhotoPaint


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The same AVI source as above, but harder postprocessing (gamma 1.50) in K3CCDTools.

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The image above denoised by Neat Image software.

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M65 (Galaxy in Leo). 9.5.2001 (9.5.2001, 21:20 - 21:37UT)
Resolution: 3.14 arcsec/pixel
Camera: Vesta 675SC2 at prime focus with 0.60FR
Telescope: 8" F6 Orion Europa Newtonian
Result focal ratio: F3.6
Exposure: summing 28x20s (gain 100%), 15xDF
Seeing: lim.magnitude for naked eye 4.0, temperature 12C
Captured and summed in K3CCDTools, postprocessed in MaximDL Demo.

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(1.57"/pixel).
The same AVI source as above, but harder postprocessing (gamma 1.20) in K3CCDTools.


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