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NGC 2976

NGC 2976 is located about 12 million lightyears away in Ursa Major.

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Last Updated: 13-Mar-2014

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Equipment

Meade 16in LX200 telescope operating at f/10

SBIG ST8E CCD camera with color filter wheel

LRGB color production was used to create this image.

The average FWHM for this image is 2.2 arcseconds. The color data was taken with a 40% illuminated moon.

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 = 80 minutes binned 1x1

Red = 20 minutes binned 2x2

Green = 20 minutes binned 2x2

Blue = 30 minutes binned 2x2

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