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NGC 2523

NGC 2523 is the bright barred spiral galaxy on the right side of this image. If you were to turn NGC 2523 so that it was edge-on, it would look very much like NGC 2523B- the slender galaxy towards the left edge of the field. While these galaxies are not interacting with each other, they are both around 150 million light years away.

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Last Updated: 12-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.

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 = 90 minutes binned 1x1

Red = 20 minutes binned 2x2

Green = 20 minutes binned 2x2

Blue = 20 minutes binned 2x2

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