NGC 6384


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NGC 6384 is a face-on spiral galaxy in the direction of the constellation of Ophiuchus. The many stars seen in this image are all in the foreground; they are all well within our own galaxy. NGC 6384 lies some 60 million light years beyond.

Equipment

20in RC Optical Systems telescope Operating at f/8.4
Paramount ME Robotic Telescope Mount
SBIG ST10XME CCD camera with color filter wheel

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

Luminance = 105 minutes binned 1x1
Red = 20 minutes binned 2x2
Green = 20 minutes binned 2x2
Blue = 20 minutes binned 2x2

  • Digital Development (DDP) via Maxim/DL was also used in order to display the the very dim and very bright details of the image simultaneously.

  • Minimum credit line: Jim and Janet Castano/Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF

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    Updated: 05/24/03