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Photographer:

Sean Curry and Rod Pommier

Email:

pommierr@ohsu.edu

Location of Photo:

Quail Run Observatory, Talent, OR, Pommier Observatory, Portland, OR USA

Date/Time of photo:

2014-04-30 through 2014-06-01

Equipment:

Planewave CDK 12.5 on AP 900 with QSI CCD for Luminance; Celestron Compustar C14 with SBIG STL 11000M and Baader Planetarium RGB filters for RGB.

Description:

M109 is a beautiful barred spiral galaxy in Ursa Major lying 84 million light-years away. This image was a collaborative effort between Sean Curry and Rod Pommier, largely due to weather factors in Oregon. Sean obtained the L data with his CDK and Rod obtained the RGB with his C14.

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