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NGC 6537: The Red Spider

Interestingly enough, no annoying insects flew in front of the monitor during the creation of this image.

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Last Updated: 20-Jun-2014

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20in RC Optical Systems telescope Operating at f/8.1

Paramount ME Robotic Telescope Mount

SBIG ST10XME 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.

Very thick clouds plagued this data. The colors are very suspect.

Luminance = (RED) 75 minutes binned 1x1

Red = 10 minutes binned 2x2

Green = 20 minutes binned 2x2

Blue = 20 minutes binned 2x2

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