NGC 1337


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NGC 1337 is estimated to be around 55 million light years away. Note the dim pink glows of a handful of HII regions in the spiral arms of the galaxy. If viewed face-on, instead of the inclined view we are presented, NGC 1337 might look very much like NGC 1042. (this galaxy is at about the same distance, and not too far way in the sky)

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 = 90 minutes binned 1x1
Red = 20 minutes binned 2x2
Green = 20 minutes binned 2x2
Blue = 20 minutes binned 2x2

  • One iteration of L-R deconvolution (sharpening) algorithm using CCDsharp was applied to the luminance image.

  • 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: Jeff Cremer/Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF

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    Updated: 12/16/2003