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NGC 5669

This barred spiral galaxy is located in the constellation Bootes.

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Last Updated: 10-Apr-2014

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Equipment

Meade 16in LX200 telescope operating at f/10

SBIG ST8E CCD camera with color filter wheel

LRGB color production was used to create this image.

Very dim target.

FWHM = 2.1 arcseconds

Luminance = 60 minutes binned 1x1

Red = 20 minutes binned 2x2

Green = 20 minutes binned 2x2

Blue = 20 minutes binned 2x2

Minimum credit line: Kenneth Dickerson and Michael Heldreth/Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF