M2 - In Aquarius

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Imaging Details:
Imaging Date:   September 13th, 2002
Imaging Site:   Kirkland, Washington - USA
Seeing Conditions:   Poor
Telescope:   Takahahsi FSQ-106N @ F8 (850mm)
Imaging Camera:   ST-10XME w/CFW-8A
Exposure:   Red = 30x30sec, Green = 30x30sec, Blue = 30x48sec
Mount & Guiding:   Losmandy G-11 with Gemini Goto. Guided using STV and Takahashi FS60C.
Processing Notes:   MaxIm DL/CCD - Dark subtracted (30x30sec and 30x48sec frames), sum and color combined.
Photoshop - Curves, gradient removal, slight color balance, slight unsharp mask sharpening.

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