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GALAXY CLUSTER (M84 & M86)

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This was one of my first attempts at long exposure astrophotography. This is a 1 hour exposure that was supposed to be combined with another 1 hour shot but the second shot didn't turn out. I think these galaxies are at the edge of what I can shoot from my home site (~9.5 mag galaxies). I have to use a Deep Sky filter because of light pollution.

GALAXY CLUSTER (M84 & M86)

IMAGER - Nikon F2
OPTICS - AP130EDT @ f8
MOUNT - MI-250
FILTER - Lumicon Deep Sky
FILM - PPF 400
EXPOSURE - 1 Hour
DATE - 5/8/1999
PROCESSING - Set dark point and cropped using Photoshop