Derby and District Astronomical Society

Messier 74 (NGC 628)

Spiral Galaxy in Pisces      RA 01h 36m 42s  Dec +15d 47m 00s

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Adrian Brown captured this image of M74 on the 9th December 2006. It was taken using a Skywatcher 80ED refractor at f7.5, an ATIK ATK16HR camera and a Celestron CGE mount. Astronomik Luminance and CLS filters were used and the total exposure time was 40 minutes with 5 minute sub exposures.