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Photographer:

Craig & Tammy Temple

Email:

hootbrewer@bellsouth.net

Location of Photo:

Hendersonville, TN

Date/Time of photo:

April 11, 2009

Equipment:

Celestron C8 SCT with Celestron f/6.3 FR/FF; Atlas EQ-G w/EQMOD, Guided; Canon 350D (self-modified) w/Astronomik EOS Clip IR filter + 2" Hutech IDAS LPS filter; 60 180s @ ISO 1600

Description:

This unbarred spiral galaxy in Canes Venatici, was the first galaxy discovered by Pierre Mechain in 1779. It's many flocculent spiral arms resemble a sunflower bloom. This image is a total of 3 hours integration time and the temperature was about 52° F.

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