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NGC 309

NGC 309, located in the constellation Cetus, is a very bright and large spiral galaxy where several supernova have been observed in the past ten years.

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Last Updated: 25-Feb-2014

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Equipment

16in RC Optical Systems telescope Operating at f/8.8

Paramount ME Robotic Telescope Mount

SBIG ST10XME CCD camera with color filter wheel

LRGB color production was used to create this image.

Imaged through clouds.

Luminance = 90 minutes binned 1x1

Red = 20 minutes binned 2x2

Green = 20 minutes binned 2x2

Blue = 20 minutes binned 2x2

Minimum credit line: Michelle and Vernon Heishman/Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF