NGC 4214 is a dwarf irregular galaxy about 10 million light years away. I imaged this galaxy as part of the LITTLE THINGS Survey (Local Irregulars That Trace Luminosity Extremes) in a Lowell Amateur Research Initiative (LARI) collaboration with astronomer Deidre Hunter at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona.
Also appeared on “Starship Asterisk,” the main discussion venue for the Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) May 1, 2016.
Date: April, 2016 Location: Green Valley, Arizona Telescope: Takahashi FSQ-106EDX Camera: SBIG STT-8300M FOV: 117’ x 88’ Filters: Astrodon Gen 2 Mount: AstroPhysics 1200 Exposure: LRGB = 35.8:1:1:1 hours (38.8 hrs. total), all unbinned Software: Acquisition: Maxim DL 5, TheSkyX, Pinpoint, CCDCommander Processing: CCDStack, Pixinsight, PhotoShop CS6 with various plugins