NGC3621 Hydra Spiral Galaxy - 1/2/2011 (Processed cropped stack)
A spiral galaxy about 22 million LY from us. At ~10 Arcmin (1/3 moon) it at minimal image scale for the 80mm at prime focus, so the combination of not enough light, skyglow and lack of aperture shows little detail here.
DeepSkyStacker 3.3.2 Stacked 85% of 6 Images ISO 800 180 Sec, 4 DARK, 0 BIAS, 0 FLATS, Post-processed by Photoshop CS5
Telescope - Apogee OrthoStar LOMO 80/480 with Hotech SCA Field Flattener, Hutech IDAS LPS-P2 filter, Canon 400D DSLR, Ambient xxC. Mount - Skywatcher NEQ6 Pro. Guidescope - Orion ShortTube 80 with Star Shoot Auto Guider.
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From 2011 Honing of Skills