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NGC 3190 in Leo - The Hickson 44 Group

 

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Scope: FSQ-106N 106 mm refractor at f/5, Location: Blair Valley, Anza Borrego Desert, CA  10 March 2013  Camera: Artemis285

Exposure: 15 x 6 min  (1x1 bin) exposure with UV/IR block, 8 x 3 min (2x2 bin) RGB exposures.

Processing: Data Collection -  Artemis Capture (as FITs).  Calibrated, stacked (Sigma Combine), LRGB channel registration, equalization, central gradient removal - Astroart.  Curves, Levels, LRGB combine and finishing  - Photoshop. This image is a straightforward LRGB combine with Luminance layering.     Final Image size is approximately 1800x1345.

North is to the right in this image.  NGC 3190 is the central spiral galaxy in this field - seen somewhat edge on. Three other members of the Hickson 44 galaxy group besides NGC 3190 are NGC 3185  - the galaxy on the left, NGC 3187 - the distorted "S" shaped galaxy below, and NGC 3193 - the elliptical galaxy above. NGC 3190 is about 71 million light years distant from Earth. Horizontal FOV is 55'

Image center is approximately - Equatorial 2000: RA: 10h 14m 29.1s Dec: +2149'37"

 

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