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NGC 1215

Located in Eridanus, this barred spiral forms a group of galaxies called Hickson 23. Two edge-on spirals are visible in this image, with the rest of the group being out of the field of view.

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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.

Luminance = 90 minutes binned 1x1

Red = 30 minutes binned 2x2

Green = 30 minutes binned 2x2

Blue = 30 minutes binned 2x2

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