Blue Mountain Vista Observatory New RInggold PA
NGC 2146 is a magnitude 11.4 barred spiral in the constellation Camelopardalis. It is about 70
million light years away from us and has an apparent size of 6 x 3.4 arc minutes. The detailed
structures in the dust lanes make this an interesting object.
Date: Mar 2009
Location: New Ringgold PA
Optics: Meade LX200R-14 at f/7.9 28llmm
Mount: Paramount ME
Camera/Filters: Apogee Alta U8300 FLI CFW-2-7 FLI Filters
Exposure: Luminance: 14x5 minutes binned 2x2, R:10x5 min G:9x4 min B:14x5 min all binned
3x3 for a total of 3.9 hours
Processing: Image acquisition using CCD Autopilot. Initial processing was done using Maxim
DL with subsequent processing using Photoshop.