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NGC 4517

This spiral galaxy is located about 40 million lightyears away in the constellation Virgo. The Hubble Space Telescope captured an image of this galaxy as recently as 2013.

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Last Updated: 02-Apr-2014

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Meade 16in LX200 telescope operating at f/10

SBIG ST8E CCD camera with color filter wheel

LRGB color production was used to create this image.

The raw FWHM for this image is 2.6 arcseconds.

Luminance = 60 minutes binned 1x1

Red = 20 minutes binned 2x2

Green = 20 minutes binned 2x2

Blue = 20 minutes binned 2x2

Minimum credit line: Martin and Gerda van der Voort/Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF