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NGC 1337

NGC 1337 is estimated to be around 55 million light years away. Note the dim pink glows of a handful of HII regions in the spiral arms of the galaxy. If viewed face-on, instead of the inclined view we are presented, NGC 1337 might look very much like NGC 1042. (This galaxy is at about the same distance, and not too far away in the sky.)

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Last Updated: 04-Mar-2014

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20in RC Optical Systems telescope Operating at f/8.1

Paramount ME Robotic Telescope Mount

SBIG ST10XME 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.

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 = 90 minutes binned 1x1

Red = 20 minutes binned 2x2

Green = 20 minutes binned 2x2

Blue = 20 minutes binned 2x2

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