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NGC 1357

This beautiful spiral galaxy is located in the constellation Eridanus.

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Last Updated: 04-Mar-2014

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Equipment

16in RC Optical Systems telescope Operating at f/8.4

Paramount ME Robotic Telescope Mount

SBIG ST10XME CCD camera with color filter wheel

LRGB color production was used to create this image.

Two iterations of L-R deconvolution (sharpening) algorithm using CCDsharp were applied to the luminance 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 = 130 minutes binned 1x1

Red = 50 minutes binned 2x2

Green = 50 minutes binned 2x2

Blue = 50 minutes binned 2x2

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