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NGC 4450

This spiral galaxy is located in the constellation Coma Berenices. NGC 4450, along with M90, are members of the Virgo Supercluster of galaxies. Studies done with the Hubble Space Telescope show that this galaxy holds a supermassive black hole at the center.

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Last Updated: 02-Apr-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.

One iteration of L-R deconvolution (sharpening) algorithm using CCDsharp was 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 = 75 minutes binned 1x1

Red = 20 minutes binned 2x2

Green = 20 minutes binned 2x2

Blue = 20 minutes binned 2x2

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