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|Description:||This edge-on spiral galaxy shows structure and
detail in its arms. Note the HII regions along the lower edge.
This object is nicknamed the "UFO galaxy", because of its appearance.
|Exposure Data:||2/10/2004. LRGB: 30x3mL, 8x3mR,
8x4mB. RGB binned 2x2.
-20°C, .59 arc-sec./pixel.
|Processing:||Acquired via Sequencer II and CCDSoft, reduced and aligned in Mira, Combined in Sigma, L
2 iterations in CCDSharp, DDP
in Maxim, LLRGB combine, curves, levels and other processing in Photoshop.
|Optical System:||14.5” Ritchey-Chretien RCOS Truss @ F/6.4,
CCD camera, Paramount ME. Unguided!