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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
(this galaxy is at about the same distance, and not too far way in the sky)
RC Optical Systems telescope Operating at f/8.4
Paramount ME Robotic Telescope Mount
SBIG ST10XME CCD camera with color filter wheel
color production was used to create this image.
Luminance = 90 minutes
Red = 20 minutes
Green = 20 minutes
Blue = 20 minutes
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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