NGC 5987


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Equipment

Meade 16in LX200 telescope operating at f/10
SBIG ST8E CCD camera with color filter wheel

L R G B color production was used to create this image.

Luminance = 40 minutes binned 1x1
Red = 30 minutes binned 3x3
Green = 30 minutes binned 3x3
Blue = 30 minutes binned 3x3

  • 40-50 mph winds made the seeing poor and shook the telescope pier significantly.
  • The diagnol lines are due to a bright star out of the field.
  • FWHM = 2.7 arcseconds
  • Minimum credit line: Larry and Ivan Schwab/Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF

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    Updated: 04/20/2002