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NGC 5595 and NGC 5597

This barred spiral galaxy is located in the constellation Libra.

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Last Updated: 10-Apr-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.

Poor seeing.

Moonlight made flat fielding and color balancing this image difficult.

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 = 15 minutes binned 2x2

Green = 15 minutes binned 2x2

Blue = 15 minutes binned 2x2

Minimum credit line: John Downs and Chris Hoffman/Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF