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NGC 3810

This spiral galaxy is located about 50 million lightyears away in the constellation Leo. Two supernovae occurred in this galaxy in the short span of three years, one in 1997 and one in 2000. The core of the galaxy is thought to be undergoing significant star formation. The Hubble Space Telescope captured a beautiful image of this galaxy that resolves individual stars within the spiral arms.

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Last Updated: 28-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.

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 = 60 minutes binned 1x1

Red = 20 minutes binned 2x2

Green = 20 minutes binned 2x2

Blue = 30 minutes binned 2x2

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