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NGC 5566

This barred spiral galaxy is located about 65 million lightyears away in the constellation Virgo.

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Last Updated: 10-Apr-2014

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Equipment

20in RC Optical Systems telescope Operating at f/9

Paramount ME Robotic Telescope Mount

SBIG ST10XME CCD camera with color filter wheel

LRGB color production was used to create this image.

Raw FWHM = 1.3"

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 = 105 minutes binned 1x1

Red = 20 minutes binned 2x2

Green = 20 minutes binned 2x2

Blue = 20 minutes binned 2x2

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