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NGC 5713

In this image we see two galaxies- NGC 5713 (on the right) and NGC 5719 (on the left). NGC 5713 and NGC 5719 are physically near to each other and disrupt the other gravitationally. Note how the spiral structure of NGC 5713 is disturbed and the disk of NGC 5719 is considerably warped. NGC 5719 is similar to NGC 3190. These two galaxies are approximately 82 million light years away.

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Last Updated: 10-Apr-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.

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 = 42 minutes binned 1x1

Red = 10 minutes binned 3x3

Green = 10 minutes binned 3x3

Blue = 20 minutes binned 3x3

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