NGC 2146

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Located in Camelopardis, this galaxy has been violently perturbed by an interaction with a nearby galaxy, this is an example of a "peculiar galaxy" and is a strong source of radio emission. It is believed to be in the final stages of a collision and merger and may be interacting with NGC2146A, which lies 18 arc-minutes away. (Distance: 47 million ly)


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

  • The AO-7 unit was used to acquire this image.
  • 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: Jeff Hapeman/Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF

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    Updated: 01/18/04