M97 - "Owl Nebula" in Ursa Major

Telescope: Orion 120ED
Camera: Canon XS (Hutech modified); Raw capture; ISO 1600
Mount: Losmandy G-11; guided by Orion SSAG on 300mm Komura lens
Exposures: 18 @ 5 minutes
Note: The images were focused, calibrated, aligned, and combined in ImagesPlus. The final image was adjusted (Levels, Curves, Shadows/Highlights, Cropping) in Photoshop CS2. Noise was reduced using Grain Surgery.
Shot from backyard observatory in southeastern Minnesota on 3/19/09. Temp: 20F; Humidity: 50%; Transparency: good
   
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