Spiral Galaxy NGC 2997: NGC 2997 is a beautiful Spiral Galaxy in the  Southern constellation of Antlia.It was discovered in 1793 by William Herschel.

The image was taken at the IAS astronomical site at the Hakos farm in Namibia.

Object Spiral Galaxy NGC 2997
Category IAS Hakos, Namibia
Designation NGC 2997
Constellation Antlia
Optics Keller 20 inch Cassegrain f/9 in corrected secondary focus
Mount Liebscher GEM
Camera SBIG STL-11000M with internal CFW 5
Exposure 6 x 10min L, 3 x 10m each Baader LRGB filterset. Maxim DL for image acquisition
Calibration Dark Frame
Guiding StarlightXpress Lodestar on Schneider OAG, Maxim DL as Guiding Software
Processing Maxim DL5, CCD Stack, Photoshop. Color Code L,R,G,B
Location-Date IAS-Hakos, Namibia - 3+6 Apr 2011
Remark Unfortunately the Seeing was rather bad for these exposures
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