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NGC 2964 and NGC 2968

NGC 2964 (upper-right) is located in the constellation Leo about 58 million lightyears away. NGC 2968 (lower-left) is also located in the constellation Leo.

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Last Updated: 13-Mar-2014

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16in RC Optical Systems telescope Operating at f/8.4

Paramount ME Robotic Telescope Mount

SBIG ST10XME CCD camera with color filter wheel

LRGB color production was used to create this image.

The line between the galaxies is an asteroid (unknown/discovered).

Luminance = 120 minutes binned 1x1

Red = 20 minutes binned 2x2

Green = 20 minutes binned 2x2

Blue = 20 minutes binned 2x2

Minimum credit line: John Beswetherick/Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF