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||Located in Camelopardis, this galaxy has been violently perturbed by
an interaction with a nearby galaxy, this is an example of a "peculiar galaxy" and is a strong source of radio emission. It is believed to be in the final stages of a collision and merger and may be interacting with NGC2146A, which lies 18 arc-minutes away. (Distance: 47 million ly)
RC Optical Systems telescope Operating at f/8.4
Paramount ME Robotic Telescope Mount
SBIG ST10XME CCD camera with color filter wheel
color production was used to create this image.
Luminance = 90 minutes
Red = 45 minutes
Green = 45 minutes
Blue = 45 minutes
The AO-7 unit was used to acquire 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 the very dim and very bright details of the image simultaneously.
Minimum credit line: Peter Lipscomb/Flynn Haase/NOAO/AURA/NSF
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