This 10.5 magnitude Sc spiral is one of the most interesting galaxies in the sky. Note the dark dust lane on the right becomes a bright ridge of a spiral arm. The area around the nucleus is laden with dust as well with small dark clouds next to the very core. Seeing was choppy, but a surpising amount of detail could be recorded.
Instrument: 12.5" f/5 Home made Newtonian CCD Camera: SBIG ST7E Exposure: LRGB = 60:20:20:20 (RGB Binned 2x2) Filters: RGB Tricolor Location: Payson, Arizona Elevation: 5150 ft. Sky: Seeing 4/10, Transparency 4/10 Outside Temperature: 40 F CCD Temperature: -20 F Processing: Maxim DL, Photoshop, PW Pro.