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NGC 877

NGC 876 (spiral, top center) and NGC 877 (edge-on, upper-right of NGC 876) are both located about 150 million lightyears away in the constellation Aries.

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Last Updated: 26-Feb-2014

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Equipment

Meade 16in LX200 telescope operating at f/10

SBIG ST10 CCD camera with color filter wheel

LRGB color production was used to create this image.

One iteration of L-R deconvolution (sharpening) algorithm using CCDsharp was applied to the luminance image.

Luminance = 120 minutes binned 1x1

Red = 30 minutes binned 2x2

Green = 30 minutes binned 2x2

Blue = 30 minutes binned 2x2

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