Markarian's Chain - Galaxies in Virgo

Markarian's Chain - STL11000 / FSQ

The above photo is a crop of the fullframe shot you can see by clicking on the image. You can see a previous version with the FSQ / ST10XME in colour here:

Details for the image shown above:
STL11000 w Astronomik Luminance Filter
Takahashi FSQ F/5 Fluorite Refractor w Robofocus on AP900GTO
20 x 5 min Luminance
Acquired, Flats and Darks applied in CCDSoft5; aligned in CCDSoft5
Sigma Reject combine in Maxim
Levels and curves in PS CS2
Sharpening via High Pass filter in PS CS2

April 27 2008
Flesherton, Ontario, Canada