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|| NGC 4536 is an intricate spiral galaxy with two major arms and a
curious "x" feature in the nucleus.
This galaxy is
on the order of 70 million light years away.
RC Optical Systems telescope Operating at f/8
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: Charlene and Robert Key/Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF
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