Derby and District Astronomical Society

Messier 96 (NGC 3368)

Spiral Galaxy in Leo
RA 10h 46m 46s  Dec +11° 49' 12"

[Messier Index]

Mike Lancaster captured this image of M96 on the 9th March 2014. It is a stack of six 2 minute exposures taken with a Mallincam Xtreme X2 camera at AGC8, using an MFR5 focal reducer and Astronomik CLS-CCD filter through a 10" Meade LX200 ACF SCT. The images were stacked, cropped and processed in Nebulosity 3, Photoshop Elements 7, Gradient Xterminator and Astronomy Tools. No guiding or dark frames were used.  Image Credit: Mike Lancaster.