NGC 1090


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NGC 1090 is around 120 million light years away. In 1962 and 1971 supernovae were recorded blowing up in this galaxy. This galaxy is one of many in the group of galaxies associated with M77.

Equipment

20in RC Optical Systems telescope Operating at f/8.4
Paramount ME Robotic Telescope Mount
SBIG ST10XME CCD camera with color filter wheel

L R G B color production was used to create this image.

Luminance = 75 minutes binned 1x1
Red = 10 minutes binned 2x2
Green = 20 minutes binned 2x2
Blue = 20 minutes binned 2x2

  • Two iterations of L-R deconvolution (sharpening) algorithm using CCDsharp were applied to the luminance image.

  • Taken during very poor seeing.
  • Digital Development (DDP) via Maxim/DL was also used in order to display the the very dim and very bright details of the image simultaneously.

  • Minimum credit line: Carole Westphal/Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF

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    Updated: 12/27/2003