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|Description:||This galaxy is viewed within 6 degrees of
edge-on, with a pronounced dust lane. Hints of the spiral nature of
this galaxy are visible in the disk area. North is up in this image.
A small unidentified open spiral galaxy is just visible toward the lower
|Exposure Data:||3/27/2003. LRGB: 11x10m, 6x7m, 6x7m, 6x10m. RGB binned 2x2.
-20°C, 0.8 arc-sec./pixel.
|Processing:||Acquired via Sequencer with Maxim, reduced,
combined, aligned in Mira, Double size and RGB combine in Maxim, L
4xCCDSharp, LRGB in Photoshop.
|Optical System:||10” Ritchey-Chretien RCOS Truss @ F/9, ST-8E USB NABG/CFW-8A
CCD camera, Paramount ME mount. L: AO7 guided, RGB: autoguided.
|Comments:||This target is low to the south over the Tucson
city area with an average elevation of 35°. Star field gradient
corrections were applied to the image. The combined raw FWHM was 3.1
arc-sec. and deconvolved to 2.2 arc-sec.