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UGC 1810

This group of galaxies is located 300 million lightyears away in the constellation Andromeda. These two galaxies are likely interacting, leading to great outbursts of star formation.

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Last Updated: 07-May-2014

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16in RC Optical Systems telescope operating at f/8.8

SBIG ST10XME CCD camera with color filter wheel

LRGB color production was used to create this image.

Luminance = 90 minutes binned 1x1

Red = 20 minutes binned 2x2

Green = 20 minutes binned 2x2

Blue = 20 minutes binned 2x2

Minimum credit line: Peter Jackson and Rena Smith/Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF