Galaxies M100 and NGC 4312: The contrast of this image lies in the two totally different orientations of the two objects: face-on and edge-on orientation of the two spiral type galaxies. The distance of M100 is some 50 million light years.

Object Galaxies M100 and NGC 4312
Category Galaxies
Designation M 100
Constellation Coma Berenices
Optics Meade LX 200 GPS 10 inch f/10 x 0.65 Lumicon Giant Easy Guider
Mount LX 200 and Equatorial Superwedge
Camera Hutech modified Canon EOS 30D
Exposure 20 x ISO 800-5min, LPS filter
Calibration Dark and Flat Frame
Guiding Meade DSI Pro and TMB 80 as Guide Scope, Guiding Software PHD
Processing ImagesPlus, Neat Image, Photoshop
Location-Date Somerset West, South Africa - 22 March 2007
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