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NGC 7253

These two bright spiral galaxies are located about 200 million lightyears away in the constellation Pegasus. They are currently merging and undergoing significant star formation.

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Last Updated: 07-May-2014

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LRGB color production was used to create this image.

Atmospheric dispersion affected the image quality (began with this object very low in the sky).

Luminance = 60 minutes binned 1x1

Red = 20 minutes binned 2x2

Green = 20 minutes binned 2x2

Blue = 20 minutes binned 2x2

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