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|Description:||Hoag's galaxy, which looks like a planetary
nebula at first glance, is actually an unusually structured galaxy
approximately 50 arc-sec. in diameter. The above image is rotated
approximately 80° CCW from this
(Thanks to Al Kelly.)
|Exposure Data:||5/11,12/2005. LRGB: 63x5m, 30x5m, 30x5m,
30x7m, RGB 2x2. -25°C, 0.55 arc-sec./pixel.
Automatic acquisition, dithering, focusing via CCDAutoPilot2 and CCDSoft.
Numerous software packages, some in beta, some released, were used in developing this image.
|Optical System:||14.5” Ritchey-Chretien @ F/9 w/FFC, IMG6303E/CFW-7 CCD
camera, AstroDon filters, Paramount
ME, dithered 3 pixels, off-axis guided .
|Comments:||Average seeing was 2.5 arc-sec., deconvolved
to 1.43 arc-sec. Total exposure time was 13.75 hours. Scroll down for the luminance image.
5.25 hours of Luminance
Processed in Pixsight by Juan Conejero