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NGC 3239

The large galaxy near the top of the picture is NGC 3239. This galaxy is part of the Arp catalogue of disturbed galaxies (Arp 263). There are a handful of 15th magnitude galaxies in the image as well as countless others in the background.

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Last Updated: 13-Mar-2014

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Meade 16in LX200 telescope operating at f/6.3

SBIG ST8E CCD camera with color filter wheel

LRGB color production was used to create this image.

Two iterations of L-R deconvolution (sharpening) algorithm using CCDsharp were applied to the luminance image.

Luminance = 60 minutes binned 1x1

Red = 20 minutes binned 2x2

Green = 20 minutes binned 2x2

Blue = 40 minutes binned 2x2

Minimum credit line: Jerry Zabielski/Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF