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.

Technical Information
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

NGC 4214