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NGC 5905

NGC 5905 is a bright, face-on spiral galaxy located about 140 million lightyears away in the constellation Draco. It has a nearby, edge-on friend in NGC 5908. The two are about 500,000 lightyears apart from one another. See this APOD of the two together, taken back in 2006.

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Last Updated: 24-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.

Image taken under a very bright moonlit sky.

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 = 90 minutes binned 1x1

Red = 10 minutes binned 2x2

Green = 10 minutes binned 2x2

Blue = 10 minutes binned 2x2

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