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NGC 1398

NGC 1398 is a barred spiral galaxy located in the constellation Fornax. It is about 65 million lightyears away from us.

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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.

Color data taken on different night (with relatively poor seeing).

This object is always extremely low in the sky from the latitude of Kitt Peak Observatory.

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 = 110 minutes binned 1x1

Red = 30 minutes binned 2x2

Green = 30 minutes binned 2x2

Blue = 30 minutes binned 2x2

Minimum credit line: Sean and Renee Stecker/Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF