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NGC 3184

At a distance of 40 million light years away in Ursa Major, NGC 3184 must be the showcase of its neighborhood. This galaxy has striking blue spiral arms with many pink star forming regions.

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Last Updated: 13-Mar-2014

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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.

Luminance = 75 minutes binned 1x1

Red = 20 minutes binned 2x2

Green = 20 minutes binned 2x2

Blue = 20 minutes binned 2x2

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