IC 434

December 22, 1997 02:04UT

This is a combination of four eight minute images taken with a Pictor 416XT. The Pictor was attached to an LX200 10" F/6.3 telescope. A Meade ETX was mounted on the telescope and a Pictor 201XT was attached to the ETX for autoguiding. Each of the four images was corrected with a dark frame and a flat field. After combining, the image was logarithmically stretched.