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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
This galaxy's purple-like appearence indicates the bluish
spiral arms have many reddish dust lanes and HII regions. However,
at a distance of 160 million light years away, these details are
not well resolved in this 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: Pat and Chris Lee/Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF
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