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NGC 6384

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.

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Last Updated: 30-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.

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 = 105 minutes binned 1x1

Red = 20 minutes binned 2x2

Green = 20 minutes binned 2x2

Blue = 20 minutes binned 2x2

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