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NGC 7771

This group of interacting galaxies in Pegasus is located about 200 million lightyears away. Eventually, these galaxies will merge into one large galaxy. This group was featured as an APOD back in 2009.

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Last Updated: 07-May-2014

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Meade 16in LX200 telescope operating at f/10

SBIG ST8E CCD camera with color filter wheel

LRGB color production was used to create this image.

The AO-7 was used to acquire this image.

Two iterations of L-R deconvolution (sharpening) algorithm using CCDsharp were applied to the luminance 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 = 80 minutes binned 1x1

Red = 30 minutes binned 2x2

Green = 30 minutes binned 2x2

Blue = 60 minutes binned 2x2

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