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NGC 1560

This spiral galaxy (viewed edge-on) is located about 10-12 million lightyears away in the constellation Camelopardalis, making it relatively close to Earth compared to many other galaxies in this section.

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Last Updated: 04-Mar-2014

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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.

Two iterations of L-R deconvolution (sharpening) algorithm using CCDsharp were applied to the luminance image.

Luminance = 90 minutes binned 1x1

Red = 15 minutes binned 2x2

Green = 30 minutes binned 2x2

Blue = 30 minutes binned 2x2

Minimum credit line: Justin Yaros and Andy Schlei/Flynn Haase/NOAO/AURA/NSF