NGC 1579

February 15, 1999 00:12UT

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