NGC 2146 from BMV Observatories
Blue Mountain Vista Observatory New RInggold PA
NGC 2146
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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.

Imaging data:
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
Guiding: guidescope
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.