Blue Mountain Vista Observatory New RInggold PA
A trio of edge-ons is shown here, with mag 11 NGC 4216 in the middle, NGC 4222 to the
upper left, and NGC 4206 to the lower right. The cool little colored face-on in the upper
right is mag 14 IC 771. This is a bountiful harvest from the constellation Virgo, and NGC
4216 is estimated to be 40 Mly away from where I am here in New Ringgold.
Date: Apr 4,6,13 2013
Location: New Ringgold PA
Optics: Hyperion f/8 12.5 inch, FL 2540 mm
Mount: Paramount ME
Camera: Apogee Alta U8300 L bin2 and RGB bin3
Guiding: SBIG ST 402 with On Axis Guider (ONAG)
Exposure: LRGB - L:24x10, R:10x8 min, G:12x6 min, B:16x10 min - Total 9.5 hrs
Processing: Image acquisition using CCD Autopilot. Initial processing was done using
Maxim DL with subsequent processing with Photoshop.