TEC140 Refractor @ f/5.4 Riccardi .75x Reducer SBIG STF-8300M
Atik EFW2 Filter Wheel Atik OAG
Astrodon LRGB filters Losmandy G11-Gemini 2
L=21x10min + 8x15min RGB=12x10min + 4x15min each
Total =14hrs 30min
This image is drastically cropped from a wide-field image. The galaxy is only about 4'50" in apparent diameter, whereas the total field of view with the TEC140/SBIG STF-8300 is considerably larger at 63'x83' My goal was to image the central bar of the galaxy.