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NGC 3893

This spiral galaxy is located in the constellation Ursa Major. It is likely interacting with NGC 3896 (seen to the left). The pair are thought to be located about 55 million lightyears away.

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Last Updated: 28-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.

The AO unit was used to acquire 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

Minimum credit line: Bob Uminski and Cyndi Kristopeit/Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF