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NGC 1055

NGC 1055 is a dusty spiral galaxy viewed edgewise in the constellation of Cetus. This galaxy is estimated to be 43 million light years away. It nearby and incredibly bright neighbor, M77, is believed to be interacting with NGC 1055. Be sure to look at this image in a darkened room.

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Last Updated: 26-Feb-2014

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Meade 16in LX200 telescope operating at f/10

SBIG ST8E CCD camera with color filter wheel

LRGB color production was used to create this image.

The AO unit was used to acquire this image.

Digital Development (DDP) via Maxim/DL was also used in order to display the very dim and very bright details of

the image simultaneously.

Luminance = 90 minutes binned 1x1

Red = 20 minutes binned 2x2

Green = 20 minutes binned 2x2

Blue = 30 minutes binned 2x2

Minimum credit line: Bill and Joy Kendall/Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF