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NGC 1179

This spiral galaxy is located in the constellation Eridanus.

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Last Updated: 04-Mar-2014

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Equipment

20in RC Optical Systems telescope Operating at f/8.1

Paramount ME Robotic Telescope Mount

SBIG ST10XME CCD camera with color filter wheel

LRGB color production was used to create this image.

Half of the data was taken under *very* poor seeing.

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 = 120 minutes binned 1x1

Red = 30 minutes binned 2x2

Green = 30 minutes binned 2x2

Blue = 30 minutes binned 2x2

Minimum credit line: Kris Sandburg and Peter Jacobs/Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF