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NGC 925

 

This spiral galaxy is located about 30 million lightyears away in the Triangulum constellation.

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Last Updated: 26-Feb-2014

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Equipment

16in RC Optical Systems telescope Operating at f/8.8

Paramount ME Robotic Telescope Mount

SBIG ST10XME CCD camera with color filter wheel

LRGB color production was used to create this image.

Clouds threatened to prevent the acquisition of this image- but the observers prevailed.

The AO-7 unit 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 = 105 minutes binned 1x1

Red = 20 minutes binned 2x2

Green = 20 minutes binned 2x2

Blue = 20 minutes binned 2x2

Minimum credit line: Mel and Joan Martin/Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF