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NGC2336

NGC2336

DETAILS: Imaged on 11-02-05 with the 12.5" Truss RC on a Paramount ME Robotic German Equatorial Mount, using an ST-10XME at f6.8 and Tru-Balance filters. Three hours of unbinned Luminance combined with one hour each of RGB filtered frames, using CCDSoft, MaxIm DL, RegiStar, Photoshop CS, various plug-ins and other software processing techniques.

COMMENTARY: NGC2336 is a Barred Spiral Galaxy about 100 million light-years distant in the Constellation Camelopardalis, within 10 degrees of the North Celestial Pole (Polaris). It is a large galaxy and nice detail can be teased from the image in spite of its great distance. It's structure seems to resemble closely what astronomers think our own galaxy must look like from that distance.

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