M74 is a classic face on spiral galaxy that glows ever so softly when viewed through a five inch refractor. Long exposures through the same scope reveal amazingly greater details and more definite structure in this tenth magnitude galaxy found in the constellation Pisces.
Date Imaged :
October 20 - November 3, 2008
Astrophysics 5" Starfire f/8
3 hours 10 minutes
Stardust Observatory, Baguio, Philippines