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UGC 10214: Tadpole Galaxy

This tidally-distrupted galaxy is located about 420 million lightyears away from Earth in the constellation Draco. Back in 2002, the Hubble Space Telescopeʼs Advanced Camera for Surveys captured a detailed image of this galaxy, as well as the more distant one it collided with in the near past.

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Last Updated: 14-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 image is quite noisy due to bright sky (moon light).

FWHM = 1.7 arcseconds

Luminance = 105 minutes binned 1x1

Red = 30 minutes binned 2x2

Green = 30 minutes binned 2x2

Blue = 30 minutes binned 2x2

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