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NGC 2935

This spiral galaxy in located in a relatively sparse direction of Hydra. Its dimness and southern declination make this a very difficult target to image. Very subtle pink spots of emission nebulae outline the thin spiral arms. There are also a few background galaxies.

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Last Updated: 13-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.

This image was acquired during extremely poor seeing conditions.

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

Luminance = 120 minutes binned 1x1

Red = 30 minutes binned 2x2

Green = 30 minutes binned 2x2

Blue = 30 minutes binned 2x2

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