NGC 7606


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The tightly wound spiral arms of this magnificent galaxy are very similar to galaxies such as NGC 488, NGC 2841, and perhaps M88. Astronomers note that this galaxy is settling down in the rate of star formation. Soon (in galactic time) this galaxy may form a barred nucleus in its center with a ring of material surrounding it. It is estimated that this galaxy is 97 million light years away.

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

  • Two iterations of L-R deconvolution (sharpening) algorithm using CCDsharp were applied to the luminance image.
  • Minimum credit line: Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF

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    Updated: 08/04/2003