ngc 4038 and 4039 in Corvus, the antennae - another view with the 12-inch
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This is my second attempt at the beautiful colliding pair of galaxies in Corvus. On this try, I combined the set using drizzle and then
added that stack to a previous stack combined with adaptive scaling. The result, I think, is more brilliant. Drizzle increased the glow
around the brighter stars, but provided more detail in the cores of the galaxies.

 Telescope Meade LX 200 Classic 12-inch at f/6.8 on Mitty Wedge in the Julian Observatory.
Camera Canon XT/350d modified with Baader type 1 filter by Hap Griffin
Exposure 28 five-minute sub-exposures at iso 1600
 Guiding Explore Scientific ED 80 APO piggybacked n the LX200 using PHD Guide from Stark labs with Meade DSI pro I.
 Software Images acquired, calibrated, stacked and color corrected with Nebulosity 2.2.7 from Stark Labs. Further processing in Photoshop CS 3.
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Imaged May 3, 2010 at Julian, ca
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