Blue Mountain Vista Observatory New RInggold PA
Messier 98 (M98 or NGC 4192) is a magnitude 11 spiral galaxy in the constellation of Coma
Berenices. It is about 44 million light years away from us. M98 is a member of the Virgo
Cluster of galaxies.
Date: May 2009
Location: New Ringgold PA
Optics: Meade LX200R-14 at f/10
Mount: Paramount ME
Camera/Filters: Apogee Alta U8300 FLI CFW-2-7 FLI Filters
Exposure: Luminance: 24x5 minutes binned 2x2, R:6x5 min G:8x4 min B:7x6 min all binned
3x3 for a total of 3.8 hours
Processing: Image acquisition using CCD Autopilot. Initial processing was done using Maxim
DL with subsequent processing using Photoshop.