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|This group of 4 galaxies is estimated to be 180 million light years
away. NGC 197 is the small, central galaxy of the three on the right side
of the image. Above it is NGC 192 and beneath is NGC 196. NGC 201 is the
spiral galaxy on the left. This group is also known as Hickson 7 and is
in the constellation of Cetus.
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
Very poor seeing conditions made the color balance of this
image difficult to attain.
Two iterations of L-R deconvolution (sharpening) algorithm using
CCDsharp were 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: Karen Weiss and Patrice Cooper/Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF
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